Childhood, Special Education

Manhattan College

M.Sc. On Campus
12 months
1010 USD/credit
1010 USD/credit
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Childhood, Special Education program of Manhattan College is designed for career changers who are uncertified and wish to pursue certification in education grades 1-6 and students with disabilities grades 1-6. This master’s degree program meets the academic requirements for professional certification.


With the adoption of Common Core Standards and high stakes testing, it is essential that elementary school teachers are well-equipped to deliver standards-based, specially designed instruction and support services. 

The 49-credit master’s in dual Childhood, Special Education program of Manhattan College is designed to prepare educators to meet the specific needs of students of all ability levels, including students who are diagnosed with:

  • learning disabilities
  • emotionally disturbed/behaviorally disorders
  • autistic
  • physical disabilities
  • intellectual disabilities
  • multiple disabilities


Upon completion of the dual childhood/special education grades 1-6 program and passing the NYSTCE (New York State Teacher Certification Exams) you will be recommended for New York State certification to teacher general education grades 1-6 as well as students with disabilities grades 1-6.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Personal Wellness
  • Orientation to School Building Leadership
  • Lasallian Educational Practice and Philosophy
  • Group Dynamics and Human Relations
  • Orientation to Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counseling
  • Multiple Disorders

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

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49 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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English requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or institution. (Applicants for advanced certificates must hold a bachelor's and master's degree, both from accredited institutions).
  • GPA average of 3.0 out of 4.0 or equivalent
  • Ideally, applicants should have suitable preparation in the behavioral sciences. Consideration will be given for teaching experience and for other applicable experience.
  • Applicants must also meet the New York State Education requirements in English, math, science, foreign language and social studies. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1010 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1010 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    1010 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1010 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.


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