Take the next step in your teaching career by earning your post-master’s advanced certificate in students with disabilities. Meet our education faculty.
About the Students with Disabilities Advanced Certificate
Medaille's advanced certificate in special education in Buffalo, NY is designed for students who hold a master’s degree and are eligible for certification. This 18-credit program requires you to take state-mandated coursework and demonstrate practical teaching abilities, all in just two semesters. Take the next step in your career by earning your post-master’s advanced certificate in students with disabilities.
Courses, Requirements & Policies
Certificate Program Specs
Grades 1-6, with initial certification: 18 credits
Grades 7-12, with initial certification: 18 credits
Delivery: Evening hybrid classes
Core Program Duration: Two semesters
Faculty: Instructors with real-world experience as teachers and administrators
What can you do with this certificate?
Medaille alumni have gone on to careers as:
Students with Disabilities Teachers
Disability Support Services Coordinators
Educational Support Services Assistants
Student Teaching, Certification, Handbook & Practica
Clinical Experiences & Practica
This exciting opportunity allows students the ability to learn through a hands-on experience with the support and mentorship of classroom teachers and college instructors.
All students enrolled in the Advanced Certificate - Students with Disabilities program are required to complete a minimum of 50 field experience hours. These field experience hours are embedded over two courses and must be completed prior to the end of the program.
Students with Disabilities Practicum Courses:
Students in Advanced Certification in Students with Disabilities program must complete a college-supervised practicum course each semester. The practica are usually held on-site in a school building after school hours.
For detailed information about clinical field experiences and practica, visit the Office of Student Teaching and Certification or refer to the program handbook.