Special Education

Career Development and Occupational Studies (CDOS) Commencement Credential-Informational Brochures for Parents and Business

August 2015


To: Executive Directors of Approved Special Education Programs Directors, Superintendents, Principals, Directors of Special Education, School Psychologists, School Counselors, Committee on Special Education Chairpersons, Directors of Pupil Personnel, Parent Teacher Associations and members of the business community.

From: James P. DeLorenzo, Assistant Commissioner, Office of Special Education

Subject: Career Development and Occupational Studies (CDOS) Commencement Credential-Information for Parents and Business


The New York State Education Department, Office of Special Education is pleased
to provide two brochures that districts may use to disseminate key information to parents
and community businesses on the Career Development and Occupational Studies (CDOS)
Commencement Credential. These brochures are being issued to assist schools in helping
parents and businesses understand and support student attainment of the CDOS
Commencement Credential. Both brochures can be accessed on the Office of Special
Education's Graduation Requirements page:

Questions regarding the CDOS Commencement Credential should be directed to
the Special Education Policy Unit at (518) 473-2878 or to the Special Education Quality
Assurance Office in your region:

Central Regional Office                                                (315) 428-4556
Eastern Regional Office                                               (518) 486-6366
Hudson Valley Regional Office                                     (518) 473-1185
Long Island Regional Office                                         (631) 952-3352
New York City Regional Office                                      (718) 722-4544
Western Regional Office                                              (585) 344-2002
Nondistrict Unit                                                            (518) 473-1185

Last Updated: May 26, 2017