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Teachers in the earliest grades provide the solid foundation for lifelong learning—how can you make a difference in the life of a child? The MST in Childhood and Childhood Special Education degree at Pace University are the choice for professionals and college graduates who want to become teachers, but do not hold an undergraduate degree in education.

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Completing your degree and earning certification in Childhood and Childhood Special Education degree at Pace University will enable you to make a lasting impact on young students by teaching in regular, special education and inclusive classrooms for grades 1 through 6. Special Education is one of the fastest growing segments in the field of education.

 Together with preparation in Childhood Education, your enhanced skills and knowledge through our rigorous course of study will be an advantage as you become an impactful teacher who opens the world of knowledge and discovery to all students, and inspires them to become lifelong learners. Our programs offer the flexibility of full- or part-time study, and evening courses are ideal for working professionals.

Career Outcomes

After completing the program and passing the New York State Teacher Certification Exams, candidates are eligible for Initial Teaching Certification in childhood education (grades 1–6) and students with disabilities (grades 1–6) in New York State.


Plus, Pace’s School of Education is accredited by National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), meeting national professional standards for the preparation of teachers and other educators.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Human Development in the School Context
  • Educational Psychology
  • Language, Meaning, and Development of Global Perspectives
  • Foundations of Education
  • Child Abuse and Violence Prevention
  • DASA- Harassment, Bullying, Cyberbullying and Discrimination in Schools, Prevention & Intervention
  • Professional Seminar 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

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47 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Candidates for the MST in Childhood and Childhood Special Education must have a bachelor’s degree or higher from an accredited institution, with a minimum GPA of 3.0. (Upon the recommendation of the dean, graduate faculty admissions committee, or the director of Student Support Services, candidates whose GPA is less than 3.0 may be admitted on a conditional basis, provided that it is determined that the candidate has the necessary knowledge and skills to complete the program successfully.) 
  • Childhood-level candidates must have majored in the liberal arts and sciences or its equivalent. 
  • All candidates must meet additional liberal arts and sciences course requirements mandated by New York State. 
  • The GRE is also required.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    984 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 984 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    984 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 984 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.


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