Graduates from the MSEd in Childhood Special Education - Severe or Multiple Disabilities (including Deafblindness) from The City University of New York will be able to serve in such roles as specialized teachers of learners with severe disabilities, including deafblindness; inclusion support providers; and as collaborative team teachers with general education teachers in public and private schools, private agencies, hospitals and clinics. This program leads to certification in Students with Disabilities Grades 1-6 and an extension annotation in Severe and Multiple Disabilities.
The master’s degree in Childhood Special Education: Severe/Multiple Disabilities offers two programs. Program 1 (Academic Plan: CSED-MSED) is for those who do not hold NYS certification and leads to dual certification in childhood education and students with disabilities grades 1-6. Program 2 (Academic Plan: CSEDD-MSED) is for those who hold NYS certification and leads to single certification in students with disabilities grades 1-6.
- Minimum GPA for Retention - Graduate students must maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 to remain at Hunter College. Students whose grades fall below this standard are required to raise their GPAs to at least 3.0 within one semester.
- No F in the first two semesters—students who receive a grade of F or WU in any course in the first two semesters will not be allowed to continue in the program.
- Progress holds due to Incomplete Grades - Students with two or more INCs will not be allowed to register for any courses.
Key Course Performance Standards
- Students must receive a grade of at least a B in key program courses.
- Students who receive a grade of F or WU in key program courses may not continue in the program.
- Key Program Courses are identified by the label (KC) in the course title.
- Social, Historical, and Philosophical Foundations of General and Special Education
- Classroom Management in Special Education and Inclusive Settings
- Strategies and Curriculum Adaptations for Learners with Severe/Multiple Disabilities
- Research Seminar: Issues in Special Education (KC)
- Educational Implications of Learners Who Are Deafblind
- Reading and Writing for Students with Learning Disabilities: Methods I (for those not in LD Specialization)
- 24 months
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- A bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution with a GPA of at least 3.0;orA master’s degree from an accredited institution with a GPA of at least 3.5.
- A liberal arts or science major or interdisciplinary concentration of at least 30 credits.
- General education core in the liberal arts and sciences to include: artistic expression; communication; information retrieval; concepts in history and social sciences; humanities; a language other than English; scientific and mathematical processes; and written analysis and expression.
- Submission of official score report on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE), except applicants who are certified teachers or school administrators and hold a graduate degree.
International25650 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 25650 USD per year during 24 months.
National25650 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 25650 USD per year during 24 months.
In-State11090 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 11090 USD per year during 24 months.
- Resident: $470 per credit
- Non-resident: $855 per credit
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