M.S. Ed. in Early Childhood Special Education

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Early Childhood Special Education is a growing profession in which qualified teachers are needed and highly valued.  The US Bureau of Labor Statistics reports a 17% increase in the need for qualified, certified special education teachers across all grade levels by the year 2020.  In the early grades and in preschools, the Bureau projects a 21% increase in the need for special education teachers.  For general education preschool teachers, the US Bureau of Labor Statistics projects a 25% increase in the need by 2020. 

Our Master's in Early Childhood Special Education prepares teachers to educate diverse groups of young children.  This program will prepare our students to teach across a variety of program settings including home, center-based programs, inclusive preschools and public school classes and programs.

Our program offers two options:

M.S. Ed. in Early Childhood Special Education: 34 to 37-credit program for certified teachers that  leads to a recommendation for New York State certification in Early Childhood Special Education (Birth to Grade 2).

M.S. Ed. in Early Childhood General/Special Education: 46-credit program that allows students who are not currently certified teachers to enter the Master’s program and graduate with recommendations for New York State certification in two areas—one in Special Education (Birth to Grade 2) and a second in General Education (Birth to Grade 2).

Key Benefits of the program Include:

  • Extensive fieldwork opportunities
  • Emphasis on technology and assistive technology learning tools
  • Flexible evening and weekend course schedule
  • Affordable tuition with financial aid available to qualified students
  • Students receive a iPad at the start of the program
  • Textbooks are loaned for the duration of the program

Sample Program Curriculum

For Certified Teachers (34 to 37-credit program)

For Individuals Who Hold a Bachelor's Degree In An Area Other Than Education (46-credit program)

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