Inclusive Special Education: 1-6 Preparation

Syracuse University

15 months
50226 USD/year
28062 USD/year
Tuition fee
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This master’s degree program in inclusive special education is designed to prepare students to work with individuals with disabilities in grades 1-6. It meets the academic requirements for initial/professional New York State teacher certification in Students with Disabilities (1-6). 


Students may complete the 32-credit program either full (in 15 months) or part-time (although daytime availability for field experience and student teaching is required) or concurrently with another master’s program. Applicants must first have met the requirements for the New York State initial childhood teaching certificate, with all requirements met before beginning the program.

The program builds on the long and distinguished traditions of inclusive education and disability studies at Syracuse University. The philosophies of the program expand on these traditions to examine disability as a social, cultural, and political construct inextricably linked to issues of race, class, and gender. A grounding assumption of the program is that students with disabilities must have access to academic instruction and social learning available to students without disabilities. To this end, students in this program explore innovative approaches to modifying and adapting instruction, curriculum, and classroom structures to maximize each student’s strengths and encourage meaningful participation in inclusive classrooms..


Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Critical Issues in Dis/Ability and Inclusion 3 credit(s)
  • Positive Approaches to Challenging Behaviors 3 credit(s)
  • Collaboration/Cooperation in Schools 3 credit(s)
  • Adapting Instruction for Diverse Student Needs 3 credit(s)
  • Selected Topics 1-6 credit(s) Practicum in Special Education
  • Early Intervention for Children's Reading Problems 3 credit(s)
  • Teaching Children and Adolescents with Autism 3 credit(s) or
  • Significant Disabilities: Shifts in Paradigms and Practices 3 credit(s)
  • Practicum in Psychoeducational Evaluation and Planning for Exceptional Children
  • Professional Practices in Special Education 3 credit(s)

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 15 months

Start dates & application deadlines

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Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Application fee
  • Official transcript
  • Letters of recommendation (as required by the program you’re applying to)
  • Personal statement
  • Résumé
  • Portfolio (if required by your program)
  • Writing sample (if required by your program)
  • Official GRE scores (if required by your program)
  • Official TOEFL/IELTS scores (international students only)
  • Military transcripts (for currently serving or veteran)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    50226 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 50226 USD per year and a duration of 15 months.
  • National

    28062 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 28062 USD per year and a duration of 15 months.


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