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Special Education - MSEd in Inclusive Secondary

Hofstra University

24 months
1605 USD/credit 39322 USD/year
1605 USD/credit 39322 USD/year
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This Special Education - MSEd in Inclusive Secondary program from Hofstra University leads toward the New York state initial/professional certificate to teach adolescent education, grades 7-12 in social studies, mathematics, sciences, English or foreign languages, as well as Students with Disabilities 7-12 generalist with extensions in the content areas. 


Program Details

This Special Education - MSEd in Inclusive Secondary program from Hofstra University is designed to blend on-campus preparation with field experiences in a variety of school settings, culminating in full-time student teaching. Literacy, multicultural education and information technology are integrated throughout all aspects of the program with a focus on teaching students with special learning needs. 

The Master of Science in Education in Inclusive Secondary Special Education conforms with New York State Learning Standards in the various areas of secondary education certification.

For students with no formal course work or teaching experience in secondary education or special education at the adolescent development level. 49 s.h. program.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Adolescent Development and Learning
  • Technology and Assistive Technology in Special Education
  • Understanding Students With Learning, Cognitive, and/or Emotional/Behavioral Disabilities
  • Psychoeducational Assessment in Special Education
  • Creating Effective Learning Communities: New Directions in Classroom Management
  • Techniques of Collaborative Consultation
  • Instructional Learning Strategies for Students with Disabilities, Grades 7-12
  • Strategies for Teaching Children with Autism and Moderate Intellectual Disabilities, Grades 7-12

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

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49 SCH


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Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university with a liberal arts and sciences concentration.
  • A completed application form to the master's program.
  • Completion of General Education Core prerequisites for teacher education programs (see below).
  • Completion of a minimum of 36 s.h. of course work in the content area in which certification is being sought.
  • A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0, or it's equivalent (e.g., a 3.0 in a completed graduate program). We encourage you to submit all transcripts from your undergraduate work and any graduate work for consideration.
  • Two letters of recommendation, of which at least one addresses 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.
  • SPED 201 - The Exceptional Child or equivalent course (3 s.h.).

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    39322 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1605 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    39322 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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