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The advanced certificate program for teaching students of high ability/talents is designed for teachers who hold New York State teacher certification or for students completing an education master's program who seek a concentration in gifted education: 12 s.h. This program leads to the New York extension for gifted education for classroom teaching certificates.
The advanced certificate includes the following four courses:
This four-course certificate program is offered fully online.
Admission to the Special Education Advanced Certificate Program in Gifted Education is based on a comprehensive review of multiple criteria, including the following:
The Department understands that any single criterion may not reliably predict a candidate's potential for success in a graduate program. Consequently, candidates are welcome to apply if they do not meet one of the criteria but feel that other aspects of their experience may compensate.
In addition to pedagogical studies, the Commissioner's Regulations requires that all school-based programs provide students with instructions for the purpose of:
New York State legislation also requires all persons seeking certification as special education teachers or school administrators working in special education to have training in the areas of children with autism. All of these requirements must be completed before the conferral of the degree and recommendation for certification. Candidates for certification in New York state must also demonstrate satisfactory performance on the required State assessment.
INSTRUCTIONS FOR ADMISSION TO THE PROGRAM:
To apply to the program please apply online.
If you ARE currently a Hofstra graduate student in the School of Education, Health and Human Services, you can register online. To register via the Hofstra Online Information System, you must login through the My Hofstra Portal at My.Hofstra.edu. You must know your network ID, password and alternate PIN (if necessary). Once you have logged in using your Hofstra network ID and password, click on the Hofstra Online tab to access the Hofstra Online Information System. Once in the Hofstra Online system, click on the option titled "Registration" and follow the necessary links.