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

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In the Department of Health & Behavior Studies

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

The MA Degree Program in Teaching Students with Multiple or Severe 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 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 multiple disabilities.  This 32-point program typically takes one year to complete (Fall through Summe

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