Teachers who are already certified in New York State in Special Education Birth-Grade 2, or Grades 1-6, can add a certificate in teaching Students with Disabilities Grades 7-12 Generalist. Those who complete the required coursework will be eligible to apply for Certification directly to NYSED through the pathway called “individual evaluation.” Candidates who successfully complete this program will have the tools to teach all students in a range of environments and will have the appropriate content expertise to help ensure that all students are meeting the New York state learning standards.
The additional certification requires two courses that deal specifically and only with Grades 7-12.
Manhattanville College in partnership with Sara Schenirer will offer the two courses fully online:
- EDU 5077 Adolescents with Learning Disabilities
- EDU 5374 Curriculum and Methods
Coursework can be completed in just one semester.
No. Sara Schenirer is not a college or a degree-granting institution. Degrees are offered through accredited partner colleges. Generalist 7-12 students are non-matriculated students of Manhattanville college
We are proud to have partnered with Manhattanville College, a highly-ranked private, liberal arts college offering undergraduate and graduate degrees, located in Westchester County, NY. All degree programs offered at Manhattanville College are authorized and approved by the New York State Education Department. The college is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, and it has received national accreditation for its teaching programs through the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)
Students who have not already done so, will also need to take the:
- NYS Content Specialty Test Multi-subject Grades 7-12
- Autism Workshop (available online at this link)
- DASA Workshop
Students who do not already have, will also need 6 credits each in Math, Science, Social Sciences, and English Language Arts. Any relevant courses, any time, any accredited college, grades of C or above, will count. Anything that may be needed may be earned at the undergraduate level. The Manhattanville College School of Education Graduate Advising Office can give you an estimate, based on many years of experience, of what you may need. They can guide you through the process of applying for the additional certificate. Certification is at the sole decision of the New York State Education Department.
Since this entails taking two courses during Spring semester and is offered in an asynchronous online format, it should not preclude the option of maintaining employment while taking the course. Of course, the workload is significant and will likely require a schedule adjustment or perhaps a reduction of your regular workload.
For 40 years, Sara Schenirer has offered high-quality education, accelerated degrees through partner colleges, an uncompromised environment, and outstanding professors. We are especially proud of the warm and supportive attention every single student receives throughout her years in Sara Schenirer. For students and parents alike, the world of college and degrees is confusing, costly, and difficult to navigate. We work extra hard along with our college partners, to offer personal guidance to every student to ensure their success and timely graduation.
Candidates must be licensed NYS teachers for Students with Disabilities Grades 1-6 or Birth-Grade 2.
Thanks to a generous discounted rate offered exclusively to students registered through Sara Schenirer, the total cost for the full complement of coursework (6 credits x $549 per credit) is only $3,294!
Financial Aid is not available for this program.
New Cohorts begin in the Fall, Spring (January), and Summer Semesters.
Registration is now open. To apply, please click on this link and complete our online application. Once your application is submitted with all the required documents, an interview will be scheduled to continue the admissions process. If you have additional questions or concerns, please feel free to call our office 718-633-8557 ext. 10, or email, and as always, we will be happy to assist you further.