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Special Education - Teacher of students with disabilities in childhood education (grades 1-6), M.Ed.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months


Candidates are provided experiences in varied educational settings that prepare them to work in culturally and linguistically diverse urban school settings. A range of 30-45 credits is required. The number of credits and their sequence are determined by the candidate's previous teacher preparation.
Here, you can either learn how to teach exuberant pupils in grades one through six, or join the burgeoning field of special education. As a teacher of students in grades one through six, your intellect will be engaged by the challenges of covering different kinds of material. Attaining a master's in childhood education will put on the path to gaining certification by the New York State Department of Education to teach in these classrooms. Special education requires exceptional teachers. A caring, patient and resilient person, you're attuned to the fact that individuals have different needs when it comes to education. Special education students experience a variety of obstacles, and our program will show you what those are and how you can help students of all ages overcome them.

Programme Structure

  • Learning Environments for Students with Special Needs
  • Curriculum Modifications for Teaching Students with Special Needs
  • Teaching Literacy to Students in Inclusive Classrooms
  • Research Methods in Special Education
  • Seminar in Applied Theory and Research
  • Advanced Methods for Teaching Childhood Mathematics
  • Teaching Mathematics in Childhood Education
  • Seminar in Special Education: Mathematics and Students with Special Needs
  •  Advanced Study of Pedagogy and Curriculum in Childhood Education I
  • Social Discourses in Education: Integrating Social Sciences in Childhood Education

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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Academic Requirements

General Requirements

Submit the following documents to the Office of Graduate Admissions: 

  • transcripts from all colleges and universities attended,
  •  two letters of recommendation, 
  • resume,
  •  photocopy of New York State or other state teaching certificate, a brief biographical statement of 500 to 1,000 words describing your reasons for pursuing the specific graduate program to which you are applying and your future professional goals.

 GRE required.

A minimum undergraduate grade point average of 3.00. 

Applicants must have successfully completed a New York State Initial Certificate in one of the following New York State approved teacher certification areas:

  •  early childhood education, 
  • childhood education, 
  •  special certification.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    19920 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9960 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    19920 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9960 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State

    10770 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5385 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
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