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Early Childhood Special Education, Birth-Grade 2, Professional Certification, Master

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
University rank #28 (BCR) New York City, NY, United States
Ideal if you have a bachelor's degree and hold certification or are eligible for certification in early childhood education or early childhood special education, the Early Childhood Special Education, Birth-Grade 2, Professional Certification from New York University leads to eligibility for New York State certification in early childhood special education, birth–grade 2.

Overview

In the Early Childhood Special Education, Birth-Grade 2, Professional Certification from New York University you’ll undertake extensive study of how children develop in multiple contexts. You will participate in student teaching in a variety of early childhood general and special education settings, from preschools to early childhood centers and Head Start programs.

Careers and Outcomes

Upon graduation, you are eligible for New York State certification in early childhood special education, birth–grade 2, and prepared for careers including: 

  • Lead or team teacher in public or private childcare centers, preschools, early childhood centers, and elementary schools
  • Preschool or elementary school supervisor, counselor, psychologist, or administrator
  • Curriculum specialist, staff developer, or program director in early childhood special education programs

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Inquiries in Teaching and Learning 
  • Language and Literacy in the Early Years 
  • Bilingual Exceptional Child
  • Curriculum Development in Science and Social Studies 
  • Human Development and Curriculum in Early Childhood
  • Teaching Elementary School Math: Foundations and Concept Development
  • Integrated Arts in the Early Childhood and Childhood
  • Methods of Instruction for Children with High Incidence Disabilities

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
    Part-time
  • Credits
    30 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    7

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  • Minimum required score:

    100

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  • Minimum required score:

    600

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Academic Requirements

  • This programme accepts GRE® scores. However, it does not provide a recommended score range.

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General Requirements

  • Résumé/CV
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Letters of Recommendation
  • Transcripts
  • GRE or MAT
  • Proficiency in English
  • Teacher Certification - You are required to scan and upload evidence of your teacher certification, credential, or license as part of your application. If you are currently in school and expect to receive your teacher's certification after you graduate, you will use this section on the application to upload a note indicating this.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    21540 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10770 USD per semester and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    21540 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10770 USD per semester and a duration of 12 months.
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Living costs for New York City

  • 1819 - 3970 USD/month
    Living Costs

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