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Adolescence Education and Students with Disabilities

School of Health Professions and Education


Undergraduate Education Programs

Program Requirements



Adolescence Education and Students with Disabilities
Grade 7-12 Generalist


(49 credits)

This is a program of study for candidates who wish to seek dual certification in Adolescence Education and Students with Disabilities Grade 7-12 Generalist. Teaching areas open to students at Utica college are English, mathematics, biology, chemistry, physics and the social studies (degrees in economics, history, government and politics, or an equivalent degree to the sociology/anthropology degree awarded by Utica College.)

In addition to the requirements of the Adolescence Education and Students with Disabilities Grade 7-12 Generalist Program listed below, students must fulfill the following requirements:

• Major in English, mathematics, biology, geoscience, chemistry, physics economics, history, government and politics, or sociology and anthropology Courses used to meet this requirement must be approved by your education advisor or the Department Chair. Courses used to satisfy the Utica College core curriculum may not be used to satisfy these requirements.

• 6 credit hours or the equivalent of study in a language other than English

• 3 credit hours in the fine arts

• Students seeking social studies certification must take both ECN 141: Principles of Macroeconomics and GOV 101: American National Government or the equivalent and a minimum of 21 credit hours in history.

Course Requirements Credits
EDU 111 Introduction to Teaching 1
EDU 201 Applied Educational Psychology 3
EDU 215 Diversity, Disabilities, and Success 3
EDU 301 Foundations of Literacy 3
EDU 303 Literacy and Comprehension: Middle-Adolescence 3
EDU 305  Foundations of Special Education 3
EDU 312 Practical Teaching Methodologies 3
EDU 321 Foundations of Education 3
EDU 325 Assessment of Children and Youth with Special Needs  3
EDU 327  Adolescence Special Education Methods  3
EDU 328 Methods and Curriculum: Severe Disabilities  3
EDU 333 Adolescent English/Language Arts Methods  3
  - OR -  
EDU 334  Adolescent Social Studies Methods 3
  - OR -  
EDU 335 Adolescent Mathematics Methods 3
  - OR -  
EDU 337 Adolescent Science Methods 3
PSY 322 Adolescent Psychology 3
Student Teaching or Mentored Internship
EDU 471 Student Teaching Seminar 0
EDU 475  Student Teaching I   6
  - OR -   
EDU 477 Mentored Internship 6
EDU 476 Student Teaching II 6
  - OR -  
EDU 478 Mentored Internship 6


Students with Disabilities, Grades 7-12 Subject Extensions

Candidates with a base certificate in SWD 7-12 generalist are eligible to be recommended for the extension title(s) at grade level 7-12 once they have successfully completed 18 semester hours of study or its equivalent in one or more of the following: earth science, biology, chemistry, physics, social studies, mathematics, English, Spanish, or French. For social studies, the candidate shall complete the 18 semester hours through a combination of study in United States history, world history and geography.



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