M.Sc. On Campus

Adolescence Education - Special Education

Fordham University

12 months
1500 USD/credit 45000 USD/year
1500 USD/credit 45000 USD/year
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The Adolescence Education - Special Education program at Fordham University leads to a Master of Science in Teaching degree and initial New York State certification.


The coursework and field experiences in our Adolescence Education - Special Education program at Fordham University develops:

  • competencies in understanding principles and policies of special education; and
  • proficiency in assessing and providing evidenced-based intervention and instruction for culturally diverse adolescents with a range of disabilities.


Teacher candidates who meet all program requirements, complete the course of study and meet established field experience competencies are eligible for Fordham University’s endorsement for New York state initial certification in their program area. 

Pass rates for Fordham’s initial teacher education graduates on the NYSTCE Teacher exams have been over 95% each year.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Historical, Philosophical, and Multicultural Foundations of American Education
  • Special Education Foundations: Past, Present, Future
  • Educating Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Learners: Pre K-12
  • Consultation and Co-Teaching in Collaborative Classrooms
  • Clinical Seminar in Behavioral Environments for Adolescent Exceptional Learners
  • Assessment of All Learners with Disabilities
  • Teaching English Language Arts and Social Studies in Inclusive Adolescence Classrooms
  • Teaching Math and Science in Inclusive Adolescence Classrooms
  • Literacy and Learning Across the Curriculum
  • Psychology of Adolescent Development and Learning

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®
GMAT admission requirements GMAT

Other requirements

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 taken at the undergraduate and/or graduate level, including study abroad transcripts, must be submitted to the GSE Office of Admissions in official sealed envelopes.
    • Resume/Curriculum Vitae
    • Applicants are required to submit a resume or curriculum Vitae (C.V.) with the online application.
    • Personal statement
    • Two letters of recommendation
    • GRE/MAT Exams

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    45000 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1500 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    45000 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1500 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for Manhattan

2638 - 5751 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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