What will I learn?

Applicants must qualify for a New York State Transitional B Certificate as a Teacher of Students with Disabilities Generalist (7-12). Students who do not possess Transitional B Alternative Certification Certificates or who have Transitional B Alternative Certificates but who are not employed as teachers will be required to complete six credits of student teaching. Applicants must present evidence of six credits of prior upper division undergraduate or graduate work in each of four areas: humanities, including English; social sciences; mathematics; physical and/or life sciences. Applicants are required to demonstrate written proficiency in English and must submit three appropriate letters of recommendation. Students should note additional requirements found at the beginning of this section as well as in the sections "Admissions" and "Academic Regulations and Procedures" in the Graduate Bulletin. Thirty-three credits are required for the degree. 33 credits in the following courses: Students must complete 21 credits in the following education courses: CBSE 7674T, 7676T, 7678T,7664T, 7657T, 7659T, 7503; and 12 credits in graduate liberal arts and sciences courses, to be approved by the program head. Students may be counseled to take CBSE 7699 and/or CBSE 7681 in addition to these courses. In addition, students must complete a research project under advisement of a faculty member in Education - CBSE 7657T.

Which department am I in?

School of Education

Study options

Full Time (33 credit hours)

Tuition fees
USD $855 per credit
Start date

Expected August 2022


School of Education

2111 James Hall,


New York,

11210, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students must hold a bachelor's degree from an accredited post-secondary institution. International candidates who hold the equivalence of a U.S. bachelor's degree are also encouraged to apply. English language requirements: TOEFL paper - 500, computer - 173, Internet - 61.

For international students

Students must have a bachelor’s degree or recognized equivalent from an accredited institution. a satisfactory scholastic average, usually a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.00 (B) on a 4.00 scale in your undergraduate major and a 2.70 overall and sufficient undergraduate course work to do graduate work in your chosen program.

Other English Language Requirements:

Students whose native language is not English must have obtained a TOEFL score of 650 on paper-based, 280 on computer-based.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.