M.S. in Childhood Education/Special Education
The M.S. in Childhood Education/Special Education Program 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).
- 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
- Completed Online Application or Application Form [pdf]
- Application fee
- Baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university
- Official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate work (if applicable)
- Two Letters of Recommendation [pdf] Note: You can now submit recommendation letters online. Please refer to the Online Application for instructions.
- Current résumé
- Personal statement
- Results of the TOEFL (if native language is not English)
- Graduate Transfer Credit Request Form [pdf] and supporting documents (if applicable)