M.A. Program in
Severe or Multiple Disabilities | Applied Sciences of Learning and Special Education | Health & Behavior Studies

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Intellectual Disability/Autism

In the Department of Health & Behavior Studies

Master of Arts (M.A.) Program in Severe or Multiple Disabilities

The MA Degree Program in Teaching Students with Severe or Multiple Disabilities is designed for individuals who already hold initial certification as a teacher of students with disabilities and who are working toward professional certification.  Graduates who meet all requirements of the program, and who complete all state requirements, will be recommended to New York State for an Annotation in the Teaching of Students with Multiple/Severe Disabilities in recognition of additional pedagogical knowledge, skills, and experiences in the teaching of students with severe/multiple disabilities

This program prepares teachers to work with students with severe and/or multiple disabilities in inclusive and specialized settings. Through coursework and practicum experiences, the program fosters the acquisition of the specialized knowledge, skills, and dispositions needed to provide effective educational programs for students with severe and/or multiple disabilities.  This 32-point program typically takes one year to complete (Fall through Summer)

Admission

Applicants to the MA in Teaching Students with Severe or Multiple Disabilities must already hold initial certification as a teacher of students with disabilities.

The program begins in the Fall semester. 

Application Deadlines:

Priority: January 15

Regular: April 15 

Although admission is rolling after the April 15 deadline, applying by this deadline is recommended to guarantee a timely response.

Applicants must submit the following materials:

  • Completed application form and application fee
  • Academic transcripts
  • GRE scores
  • Statement of purpose
  • Resume
  • Two letters of recommendation

For more information about the application process, view the Admissions Instructions for Degree Programs.

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