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Intellectual Disability/Autism

In the Department of Health & Behavior Studies

Handbooks

The student handbooks found below are designed in order to give you more information concerning our programs and requirements.

M.Ed. in Intellectual Disability/Autism (Early Childhood Level)

This M.Ed. program is for students who seek NY State Dual Certification in Early Childhood and Students with Disabilities (birth-grade 2).

M.A. in Intellectual Disability/Autism (Childhood Level)

This M.A. program is for students who seek NYS Dual Certification in Childhood and Students with Disabilities (grades 1-6).

M.A. in Intellectual Disability/Autism (Adolescence Level)

This M.A. program is for students who seek NY State Initial Certification in Students with Disabilities -Generalist (grades 7-12).

M.A. in Intellectual Disability/Autism (Peace Corps Fellow Program)

This M.A. program, which is restricted to Peace Corps Fellows, leads to Transitional-B certification (grades 1-6).

M.A. in Multiple or Severe Disabilities

This M.A. program is designed for students who already have initial Special Education teaching certificates. The program leads to annotation in multiple or severe disabilities. The program provides emphasis on the needs of students with intellectual disabilities and Autism Spectrum Disorder.

M.A. in Developmental Disabilites

The M.A. Program in Developmental Disabilities is designed for students who seek a graduate degree that provides knowledge and experiences in developmental disabilities, but do not want teacher certification. The program is offered on-campus or online. The online program includes the added flexibility of an asynchronous format.

Ph.D. and Ed.D. in Intellectual Disability/Autism

The Ph.D. and Ed.D. programs are designed for students who seek advanced research training in the field of developmental disability.

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