The Program in Special Education
offers two Master of Science in Education (M.S.Ed.) tracks and three Advanced Certificate tracks that prepare candidates for initial or professional certification in Special Education. Courses within the program may be completed on-campus or in hybrid or full-online formats.
The two M.S.Ed programs in special education require 31-43 credit hours (depending on your previous coursework and certifications) 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.
The three Advanced Certificate tracks are for currently certified teachers in Early Childhood Education (12 – 18 credits), Grades 1 – 6 (16 – 19 credits) , or Grades 7-12 (13 – 16 credits). Our Early Childhood Education Program also offers an Advanced Certificate for Special Education Teachers seeking Early Childhood Education certification (12 – 18 credits).
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.