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Special Education (Grades 1-6) - in Inclusive Elementary

Hofstra University

24 months
1605 USD/credit 39322 USD/year
1605 USD/credit 39322 USD/year
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The Special Education (Grades 1-6) - in Inclusive Elementary program from Hofstra University goal is to develop ethical scholar-practitioners who will be committed to social justice and dedicated to reflective, participatory and collaborative teaching processes. 


Program Details

The Special Education (Grades 1-6) - in Inclusive Elementary program from Hofstra University is designed to prepare professionals in the education of children with diverse learning needs in a variety of elementary education classroom settings.

The purpose of the inclusive childhood special education program is to enable teachers to serve in a variety of professional roles at the elementary school level which will foster inclusive and collaborative practice.

This dual graduate pre-service program leads to the New York state initial certificate to teach at the childhood level (Grades 1 through 6), and the New York state initial/professional certificate to teach special education at the childhood developmental level (Grades 1 through 6). Hofstra's master of science teacher education program in inclusive elementary special education conforms to the standards and guidelines of the Council for Exceptional Children.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • The Exceptional Child
  • Technology and Assistive Technology in Special Education
  • Education of Students With Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Knowledge and Strategies for Teaching Students with Cognitive Disabilities, Grades 1-6
  • Identification and Interventions for Children with Emotional/Behavioral Disorders, Grades 1-6
  • Psychoeducational Assessment in Special Education
  • The Education of Students With Learning Disabilities and Other Associated Conditions
  • Social Studies in the Curriculum

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

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Rolling Admission


49 SCH


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Academic requirements

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GRE admission requirements GRE®
GMAT admission requirements GMAT

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with a liberal arts and sciences concentration.
  • A completed application form to the master's program
  • 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.
  • Completion of General Education Core prerequisites for teacher education programs (see below).
  • 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.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    39322 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1605 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    39322 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1605 USD per credit during 24 months.

Living costs for Hempstead

1300 - 2834 USD /month
Living costs

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


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