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M.S. in Childhood Education/Special Education

The Master of Science in Childhood Education/Special Education is designed for candidates who have a bachelor's degree and who seek dual certification in childhood and special education for grades 1-6.

The Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. School of Education is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).

Program Highlights

  • Completed in only 5 semesters (just 21 months)
  • Program is best suited for individuals who have a bachelor's degree in a discipline OTHER than education who now want to teach, such as:
    • Working professionals interested in changing careers
    • Recent college graduates who want to become teachers
    • This program is available to graduates from any bachelor's level major
  • Classes meet one evening per week and every other Friday evening/Saturday. Students can work in full-time positions while enrolled in program.
  • 42 credit hour program, which includes field experiences and student teaching
  • Accredited by National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE)
  • Supportive environment which includes:
    • Small class sizes
    • Personal attention
    • Job placement assistance through the Career Center

Applicants are encouraged to meet with an admissions counselor to have a transcript evaluation done to review undergraduate credit for NY State Certification.

General Application Requirements

M.S. in Childhood Education/Special Education

If you have questions regarding the application process, please contact the Office of Graduate Admissions at (585) 385-8064 or

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