Special Education Advanced Alumni Outcomes

Student Success Stories

Leah Hoffman 
student story

"After finishing my undergraduate program at Canisius College in special education, I felt the need to continue my education, especially as a first year teacher. The Advanced Special Education program offered at Canisius allows me to further expand and deepen my knowledge and participate in coursework that positively impacts my ability to educate students with disabilities. With this program, I have also acquired the opportunity to extend my certification to grades 7-12 which will enable me to be placed at a variety of grade levels in my school’s community. The knowledge and course work in the Advanced Special Education program has allowed me to further explore strategies and practices that have benefited me during my transition into a classroom setting. I have truly benefited from working with the full-time and adjunct faculty who are currently working in P-12 settings and have been able to use what I am learning the next day in my own classroom. The Advanced Special Education program is a wonderful experience that has deepened my knowledge and skills as a special educator."

Emily Bitka