Initial Certification in Adolescence Education (in a content area) / Students with Disabilities 7-12 Generalist (dual certification)
Certification in a content area requires 30 credit hours in that content area (such as biology, chemistry, English, French, mathematics, physics, social studies, or Spanish) in addition to all of the PTT pedagogy courses. You are also required to complete an additional 50 hours of fieldwork (a total of 150 hours of OPE) and pass the NYS Content Specialty Test (CST) in your chosen content area.
Upon successful completion of the program, you will be recommended by Roberts Wesleyan College to the NYS Education Department for Initial Certification in Students with Disabilities 7-12 Generalist and Content Specialist 7-12. This teaching title certifies the student as an adolescent content teacher in a 7-12 classroom and as a special educator in a self-contained classroom, resource room, or as a building special educator or push-in or pull-out teacher in a 7-12 classroom.