Adolescence Education/Students with Disabilities (All Grades)
This program is for candidates that are seeking initial certification in Adolescence Education (Grades 7-12) in a particular content area (Math, English, Social Studies, Biology, Chemistry, Spanish, Business, etc.) as well as initial certification in Special Education (PreK-Grade 12).
NYS Certification for All Grades Special Education
Canisius is the first institution in Western New York to offer the newest NYS certification in Special Education - the All Grades Special Education certificate. Instead of only being certified in grades 1-6 or 7-12, upon program completion you will be prepared to work with students with disabilities from PreK-Grade 12
What this Means:
- Candidates will have a special education certification that allows them to work in primary, elementary, middle and high schools in New York State.
- This program leads to a certification shortage area in NYS and in the US. Recently, NYS was ranked as one of the best states for teaching opportunities.
- This program helps students to qualify for the TEACH grant, which can help with tuition costs. Learn more about the TEACH grant.
- Additional coursework to meet the requirements for New York State Certification in Early Childhood (Birth-2), Early Childhood/Special Education certification (Birth-2), or the Middle School Extension in content areas is also available.
Earning a dual degree offers greater flexibility—holding two certifications will make it easier to move within a district to teach at different levels or different courses within your subject area.