Teaching - Childhood Special Education (MSE)

Fordham University

12 months
1442 USD/credit
1442 USD/credit
Tuition fee
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To enable children with disabilities to reach their personal and academic potential requires caring teachers who have expertise in children’s learning and development, elementary curriculum content and pedagogy,and experiences to meet individual children’s needs. The Teaching - Childhood Special Education (MSE) program is offered by Fordham University .


The Teaching - Childhood Special Education (MSE) program at Fordham University prepares such teachers through a rigorous academic program that builds on a foundation of childhood education and psychology, and provides a strong sequence of field experiences and student teaching. Candidates gain the knowledge and skills they need to succeed supported by expert faculty, master teachers and field advisers/mentors.

Certification Information

  • The program leads to initial certification in Teaching Children with Disabilities in Childhood.
  • Fordham's Childhood Special Education programs are approved by the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC).
  • Programs are open to all who qualify; however, only U.S. citizens or international students who possess a U.S. Green Card or H1-B visa may be recommended for New York State teacher certification.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Assessment of All Children with Disabilities
  • Childhood Special Education Portfolio 
  • Collaboration and Consultation with Families and Professionals 
  • Communication Supported by Technology and the Arts 
  • Contemporary Interventions for Struggling Readers and Writers
  • Differentiating Instruction for Children with Disabilities
  • Educating Exceptional Students in Elementary Schools
  • Research in Teaching Process 
  • Positive Behavior Supports 
  • Practicum for In-Service Teachers
  • Teaching the Bilingual Special Education Student

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines




30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

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 Review

  • Admission application is considered complete and ready for review only when it consists of your submitted online application and all required supplemental materials.

Letters of Recommendation

  • Provide all recommenders with at least one month’s advance notice to submit their recommendations. To facilitate this process, enter each recommender’s name and email address into the application as soon as you begin filling it out. They will be notified electronically of your request before you submit your application.

GRE Exams

  • GRE exams should be taken at least one month prior to the application deadline to ensure timely receipt of scores by GSAS Admissions. Our GRE school code is 2259.


Tuition Fee

  • International

    1442 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1442 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    1442 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1442 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.


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Teaching - Childhood Special Education (MSE)
Fordham University