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Office: Welcome Center
Phone: (585) 385-8161
Fax: (585) 385-8344
Email: grad@sjfc.edu

Education Admissions Events

There are no upcoming Education admissions events scheduled at this time. Please contact Graduate Admissions at (585) 385-8344 or grad@sjfc.edu for more information about our programs.


Special Education

The Special Education Programs prepare candidates for distinguished careers in Special Education and for leadership roles in schools and communities.

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

Program Highlights

M.S. in Special Education - Initial/Professional Certification

The M.S. in Special Education Program is designed for teachers who hold initial or provisional classroom certification and wish to get a master's degree and become certified in Special Education.

  • 30 credit hour program
  • Can be completed in 5 semesters
  • Structured around working professionals' schedules
  • Classes are offered in the evening
  • Starts in the fall and spring semesters

Special Education Advanced Certification

The Advanced Certification in Special Education program is for teachers who are permanently/professionally certified and want to add the Special Education Certification.

  • 18 credit hour program
  • Classes are offered in the evening
  • Starts in the fall, spring and summer semesters
  • Flexible schedule - can take one, two or three classes each semester

General Application Requirements

Program-Specific Application Requirements

  • A copy of New York State Teaching Certification is required or proof of pending certification is required for students just completing their undergraduate studies

Special Education

If you have questions regarding the application process, please contact the Office of Graduate Admissions at (585) 385-8161 or grad@sjfc.edu.

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