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Special Education (Birth-Grade 2) - Inclusive Early Childhood

24 months
1605 USD/credit 38520 USD/year
1605 USD/credit 38520 USD/year
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This Special Education (Birth-Grade 2) - Inclusive Early Childhood program from Hofstra University is for students with no formal course work or teaching experience in early childhood, or early childhood special education


Program Details

This Special Education (Birth-Grade 2) - Inclusive Early Childhood program from Hofstra University reflects a field-integrated approach that consists of a minimum of 120 clock hours of field work prior to student teaching. Field experiences are linked to each of the courses that comprise the professional core and include participant observation and field-related projects at a variety of early childhood settings including high-needs school districts. 

Students attend parent and professional meetings, as well as work individually with students with disabilities. Implementation of effective inclusive practice which provides young children and their families full and successful access to educational and other support services will be emphasized.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Early Childhood Curriculum
  • Developing and Evaluating Innovations in Early Childhood Curriculum
  • Educational Intervention for Young Children With Disabilities
  • Early Intervention: Infant Stimulation
  • Assessment and Diagnosis in Early Childhood Special Education
  • Early Intervention and Related Services in Early Childhood Special Education
  • Teaching Reading, Writing, and Language Arts: Birth-Grade 3
  • Literacy Learning at Home and in School: Social Contexts of Young Children Learning to Read and Write
  • Knowledge and Strategies for Teaching Students with Cognitive Disabilities, Grades 1-6
  • Identification and Interventions for Children with Emotional/Behavioral Disorders, Grades 1-6
  • Technology and Assistive Technology in Special Education

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

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Rolling Admission


48 SCH


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Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • A completed application form to the master's program.
  • A bachelor's degree in liberal arts with 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.
  • Three letters of recommendation addressing 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.
  • Completion of General Education Core prerequisites with a 2.75 GPA and no grade lower than a C 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    38520 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1605 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    38520 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1605 USD per credit during 24 months.

Living costs for Hempstead

1300 - 2834 USD /month
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The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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