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Teaching - Early Childhood Special Education (MSE), Master

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
University rank #801 (QS) Manhattan, NY, United States
The early experiences of young children with special needs can have a dramatic impact on their success as learners. The goal of the Early Childhood Special Education Master’s Degree program is three fold.
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Overview

Programe description

  • The first is to provide teachers with knowledge of the development and assessment of young children with Special Needs (birth through grade 2).
  • The second is to provide teachers with expertise in intervention strategies, including impromptu modification, adaptation, differentiation, response to intervention, and guiding positive behaviors.
  • The third is to prepare teachers to advocate for children/families.

An eclectic knowledge base with dynamic qualities play significant roles in preparing special education teachers to meet the needs of all children with disabilities and their families.

Contemporary ideas and current mandates are redefining both teaching and learning. Teachers’ responsibilities are changing. Teaching all children requires expertise in theory, practice and advocacy. Ability, disability, development, reflective practice, family and the law are included in the courses for this degree.

This degree program provides rigorous academic course work to develop the knowledge and skills needed for success as teachers/service providers for young children with disabilities. Coursework is coupled with hands-on practical field observations and student teaching experiences that put ideas into action.

Accreditation

Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, Fordham University is a large (uniRank enrollment range: 15,000-19,999 students) coeducational higher education institution formally affiliated with the Christian-Catholic Jesuit - www.jesuit.org religion. Fordham University offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Assessment Strategies for Young Children with Disabilities
  • Beginning Literacy Development in Inclusive Classrooms 
  • Teaching the Bilingual Special Education Student 
  • Collaboration and Consultation with Families and Professionals 
  • Communication Supported by Technology and Arts 
  • Contemporary Interventions for Struggling Readers and Writers 
  • Developmental Delays in Young Children and Early Intervention 
  • Early Childhood Portfolio 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
    Part-time
  • Credits
    30 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    7

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  • Minimum required score:

    90

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  • Minimum required score:

    577

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General Requirements

  • All applicants must have a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university and have obtained a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 (B). If you have received a post bachelors degree from an accredited college or university, a minimum GPA of 3.5 is required.
  • Official transcripts of all coursework Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  • Personal Statement
  • Letters of Recommendation
  • GRE/MAT Exams

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1404 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1404 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    1404 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1404 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
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Living costs for Manhattan

  • 2638 - 5760 USD/month
    Living Costs

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