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Special Education

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The two programs in special education require 31-43 credit hours (depending on your previous coursework) and lead to a Master of Science in Education degree. 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.

Our candidates develop a knowledge base and set of skills that prepare them to incorporate research-based instructional strategies focused on addressing the diverse learning needs of the students they teach/will teach. Candidates leave prepared to work in New York City schools and help their students meet current New York State learning standards.

For further information about the special education programs at The City College of New York, please contact our program office at (212) 650-5193