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The UFT Course Program offers certificate programs from Brooklyn College, The College of Mount St. Vincent, New York Institute of Technology and St. Francis College. These programs will not lead to NYS initial certification.

Before choosing a program, we advise you to consult with our certification office at 212-420-1830 or with an educational liaison at your UFT borough office to make sure it meets your needs.


BROOKLYN COLLEGE

STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES EXTENSION CERTIFICATE (12 credits)

The UFT in collaboration with Brooklyn College offers Certified Teachers the opportunity to apply to NYSED for additional Certification in teaching Students with Disabilities. This package consists of the four course criteria required by NYSED to apply for Certification in Teaching Students with Disabilities through: Pathway: Individual Evaluation for Additional Classroom Teaching Certificate. Teachers should consult the NYSED website for additional individual requirements and deadlines.

Courses in this certificate program

  • CBSE 7674T Students with Special Needs
    (formerly ED 750.1T)
  • CBSE 7676T Learning Environments for Students with Special Needs
    (formerly ED 750.3T)
  • CBSE 7677T Curriculum Modifications for Teaching Students with Special Needs
    (formerly ED 750.4T)
  • CBSE 7678T Education Assessment of Young Children and Students with Special Needs
    (formerly ED 750.5T)

For further information regarding this certificate program, call Nancy Tinevra at Brooklyn College at 718-951-5448. For registration information only, contact a UFT Course Program assistant at 212-475-3737.NOTE: Brooklyn College tuition is subject to change.


MERCY COLLEGE

BILINGUAL EXTENSION ADVANCED CERTIFICATE (18 Credits)

The NYSUT/Education and Learning Trust, in collaboration with Mercy College offers a program to prepare students for a Bilingual Extension Advanced Certificate. Only those participants holding an initial teaching certification and a master’s degree are eligible for this program which may lead to professional certification depending on your credentials. Participants must also complete field experiences at the appropriate grade level of the certificate and achieve a passing score on the Bilingual Evaluation Assessment (BEA) exam to be eligible for certification.

If you have questions or need further advisement, please call Allison Gurdineer at (914) 674-7601. For more information about Mercy College admissions, please visit the college's website.

Required bilingual extension courses

  • EDUC 505* Teaching English as a Second Language*
  • EDUC 508  Theory and Practice in Bilingual Education
  • EDUC 509 Linguistics and Language Development
  • EDUC 602* Native Language Arts and Social Studies in Bilingual Education*
  • EDUC 604* Mathematics and Science in Bilingual Education*

*courses offered on campus only

A total of 50 hours of field experience in a bilingual setting is required in EDUC 602 (25 hours) and EDUC 604 (25 hours).


MERCY COLLEGE

STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES EXTENSION CERTIFICATE (12 credits)

Students who possess a BA or BS degree and an appropriate teaching certificate may apply to the NYS Education Department for a Student with Disabilities extension certificate upon successful completion of the required course work and satisfaction of all other NYSED requirements. For further information, contact Mercy College or the NYSED.

Required core courses

  • EDUC 502 Foundations in Education for Students with Disabilities
  • EDUC 531 Methods and Materials in Teaching Students with Disabilities, Birth-Grade 6 (ONLY)
  • EDUC 532 Methods and Materials in Teaching Students with Disabilities, Grades 7-12 (ONLY)
  • EDUC 546 Educational Assessment for Students with Disabilities
  • EDUC 548 Principles and Strategies of Classroom Management for Students with Disabilities*

*available on campus only


NEW YORK INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY

ADVANCED CERTIFICATE IN BILINGUAL 
SCHOOL COUNSELING (15 credits

The post masters Advanced Certificate in Bilingual School Counseling is for school counselors who wish to extend their ability to work with diverse student populations
15 credits in theory and practice will help you:

  • Learn methods of providing comprehensive bilingual school counseling services to children, adolescents, and their families.
  • Translate and understand the cultural background of the bilingual and ELL population in your school.
  • Bridge the gap between home life and the world of school.
  • Advocate for students whose first language is not English.
  • Work towards the prevention and eradication of racism, sexism, and classism.
  • Program of study

Foundation Course (Required)

  • EDBL 603    Foundations I: Principles and Practices in Bilingual Education

Core Knowledge and Skills (Select 3):

  • EDCO 650    Social Justice, Diversity, and Cultural Issues
  • EDCO 680    Cultural Competence
  • EDCO 683    Multiculturalism and Counseling in a Global Context
  • EDCO 685    Cultural Mediation
  • EDCO 710    Multicultural Counseling

Field Experience (required)

  • EDCO 880    Bilingual Field Practicum and Seminar

For general information regarding this program, contact NYIT by email or call 212-231-1529.


NEW YORK INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY

STUDENT BEHAVIOR MANAGEMENT CERTIFICATE PROGRAM (15 credits)

The 15-credit Student Behavior Management Certificate may be applied toward a Master of Science in School Counseling (Guidance) for students who apply and are accepted.

Student Behavior Management Certificate offers

  • A 15-credit experience focused on student behavior and learning
  • Integrated fieldwork that links theory with practice
  • Opportunities to develop important technology skills

Required courses in this certificate program

  • EDCO 600 Introduction to School Counseling
  • EDCO 601 Human Development
  • EDCO 650 Social Justice, Diversity and Cultural Issues
  • EDCO 655 Contemporary Issues/Practices in Education and School Counseling
  • EDCO 725 School Violence and Student Behavior Management

ADMISSIONS INFORMATION

Matriculation is required for both the Behavior Management Certificate and the master’s degree program, upon completion of 6 graduate credits.

For an application to the graduate program, call 646-273-6057.For further information regarding both of these programs and NYIT’s informational sessions, call 516-686-7777 or 212-261-1529.


NYSUT COLLEGE PARTNERS

STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES EXTENSION CERTIFICATE (12 credits)

Certified teachers, who seek an additional certification in Students with Disabilities (SWD) at the same developmental level, can take one course under each of the four competency areas, for a total of 12 semester hours, to satisfy the requirement under additional pedagogy.

Assessment, Diagnosis and Evaluation

  • SPED 6060: Psychoeducational Assessment Practices and IEP Development and Implementation

Curriculum Instruction

  • EDUC 6015: Exceptionalities: Individualized Learning

Foundations of Special Education

  • SPED 6005: Introduction to History of Special Education Law

Managing Environment

  • SPED 6045: Behavior Management and Intervention

ELT is currently in transition of offerings and expects to have the Empire State College course work for Students with Disabilities offered exclusively by Summer 2020. Please read additional information below about the course offerings that are being phased out.

Individuals pursuing this additional certificate will apply on their own to the State Education Department, must pass the Content Specialty Test for Students with Disabilities, must pass the Content Specialty Test (CST) – Multi-Subject: Secondary Teachers (Grade 7–Grade 12), as well as complete the three-hour Autism workshop. ELT is an approved provider for the three-hour mandated Autism workshop.


 


NYIT AND THE NATIONAL CAREER DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATION

GLOBAL CAREER DEVELOPMENT FACILITATOR CERTIFICATE PROGRAM – 9 credits


Career Development Facilitator (CDF) training, offered through the National Career Development Association (NCDA), leads to a certificate of completion from the NCDA and eligibility for national certification from the Center for Credentialing in Education (CCE), a corporate affiliate of the National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC). The NYIT CDF training program is endorsed by the NCDA.

Through your GCDF Training with NYIT you will learn to:

  • Utilize the National Career Development Guidelines (NCDG) and the career development component of the ASCA National Standards, which are both frameworks for thinking about the knowledge and skills young people and adults need to manage their careers effectively; from making decisions about school to taking that first job and beyond. 
  • Apply career development theories and models through formal and informal assessments to help your students understand the relevance of what they are doing in school and to make better choices for their futures. 
  • Provide your students with easily accessible career development information, learning activities and strategies that lead to informed career decision-making and lifelong learning. 

Graduate courses for the GCDF certificate

  • EDCO 705    Career Counseling and Lifestyles Development (or equivalent see Note below)
  • EDCO 707    Advanced Career Counseling
  • EDCO 709    Advanced Studies in Work Force Development

These are 3-credit graduate courses. Please call 212-231-1529 for certificate program date offerings.

Note: Candidates holding an MS in Counseling, or provisional/permanent school counselor certification, or who have successfully completed an equivalent introductory course in career counseling, are exempt from taking EDCO 705.

Tuition/CDF Certification

Tuition for EDCO 707 and EDCO 709 is $1,320 plus $50 UFT registration fee per course and $223 for the NCDA/CDF instructional materials, certification training, and the NCDA certificate of completion.