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Special Education Early Childhood Intervention (Birth-Grade 2)

24 months
1605 USD/credit 36112 USD/year
1605 USD/credit 36112 USD/year
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The Special Education Early Childhood Intervention (Birth-Grade 2) program at the Hofstra University consists of core courses in early childhood special education, including a student teaching experience as well as research-based courses in applied behavior analysis.


Key facts:

  • The Special Education Early Childhood Intervention (Birth-Grade 2) program at the Hofstra University provides students with the knowledge, skills and values needed to work effectively as early interventionists with children, birth through age 5, and their families, and to serve as early childhood special educators with children through the second grade level across the full range of disabilities (mild, moderate, severe and multiple). This program builds upon general education and all students must have prerequisite preparation in early childhood and/or childhood education.
  • Students in this program will specialize in applied behavior analysis and its use with young children with disabilities. Areas of focus include: data collection and analysis, behavioral intervention in the classroom, and ways to promote generalization. Ethical concerns with regard to behavior change will be addressed throughout the program.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Young Children With Disabilities
  • Collaborative Partnerships With Families of Children With Disabilities
  • Educational Intervention for Young Children With Disabilities
  • Early Intervention: Infant Stimulation
  • Teaching Students With Disabilities 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

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Rolling Admission


45 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Initial or professional New York state teacher certification in early childhood or childhood education.
  • A completed application form.
  • A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0.
  • Three (3) letters of recommendation addressing the applicant's potential to succeed in the teaching of students with disabilities.
  • A written personal statement of professional intent.
  • An interview with a faculty member in early childhood special education.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    36112 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1605 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    36112 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1605 USD per credit during 24 months.

Living costs for Hempstead

1300 - 2834 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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