Special Education

The School of Education offers four graduate programs in special education: Students with Disabilities in Childhood Education (Grades 1-6) (master's degree and advanced certificate) and Students with Disabilities in Adolescent Education (Grades 7-12) (master's degree and advanced certificate). The master’s degree program tracks require 32-46 credit hours (depending on previous coursework). The master’s degree fulfills the education requirements for the professional certification in either special education or childhood education if the candidate already holds initial certification. The Special Education Program also offers two Advanced Certificate programs for New York State teachers who already hold classroom teacher certification: Students with Disabilities-Generalist (Grades 1-6) and Students with Disabilities-Generalist (Grades 7-12). The inclusion model of delivering special education services in an urban environment is emphasized, but candidates will be prepared to work in self-contained environments as well.