M.Ed. On Campus

Early Childhood Special Education

Hofstra University

24 months
1605 USD/credit 26482 USD/year
1605 USD/credit 26482 USD/year
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For students at the Hofstra University with New York State Certification in Early Childhood Special Education (birth-grade 2), or Childhood Education (grades 1-6) to become teachers of young children (birth-grade 2) with disabilities: 33-36 s.h. program.


Key facts:

  • The Early Childhood Special Education program at the Hofstra University consists of core courses in early childhood special education including a student teaching experience, with related courses in early childhood curriculum and instruction. The Early Childhood Special Education program at Hofstra provides students with the knowledge, skills and values needed to work effectively as early interventionists with children, birth through age three and their families, and to serve as early childhood special educators with children at the preschool through second grade level. 
  • This program reflects a field-integrated approach which consists of a minimum of 100 clock hours of field work prior to student teaching. Field experiences are linked to each of the courses that comprise the professional core and include participant observation and field-related projects at the early childhood developmental level (birth through second grade) across a variety of school settings including high-needs school districts. Students attend parent and professional meetings, as well as work individually with students with disabilities.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Early Childhood Curriculum
  • Developing and Evaluating Innovations in Early Childhood Curriculum
  • Education of Students With Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Technology and Assistive Technology in Special Education
  • The Creative Arts in Special Education 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

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Rolling Admission


33 SCH



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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 to the master's program.
  • A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0, or its equivalent.
  • Submission of scores on a nationally-normed graduate admission test (GRE or Praxis). Recent SAT/ACT exams may be accepted if verifiable by the test provider.
  • Three letters of recommendation addressing the applicant's potential to succeed in the teaching of students with disabilities.
  • A written personal statement of professional intent.
  • Interview with a faculty member in Special Education.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    26482 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1605 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    26482 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1605 USD per credit during 24 months.

Living costs for Hempstead

1300 - 2834 USD /month
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