Combined 5-Year B.A. & M.S. Ed.

Earn a Bachelor and Master of Science in Education in Five Years at Concordia College New York

Fast Track Your Career

Education is an exciting field where you can make an impact on the lives of children every day. Qualified teachers are in demand and highly valued. Our 5-year program prepares you to be a highly effective teacher in both general and special education programs across numerous settings including public schools, communities, private schools, and faith-based institutions. In today’s competitive job market, having your Master’s degree and a Special Education background will help set you apart from other applicants.

Why Concordia?

  • Substantial time and money savings: Graduate classes taken in the 4th year of study are offered at the 12-18 credit tuition rate. This means you may only pay for one year of graduate studies and can get a jumpstart on your career!

  • Individualized programs: Our classes are small. Our professors care.

  • Early Childhood Expertise: We offer two specializations: Early Childhood (Birth through Grade 2) or Childhood (First to Sixth Grade).

  • Dual Certification: The program leads to dual certification – New York State Certification in Early Childhood and Early Childhood Special Education OR Childhood and Childhood Special Education.

  • Fieldwork Focused: Strong partnerships with local public, private and parochial schools, allow our students to conduct observations, lessons and student teach in a variety of settings. With early fieldwork experience, students spend time in real classrooms as early as their first course.

  • Top-tier Faculty: All full time faculty hold a doctorate in the field of Education. Faculty specializations include: Learning Disabilities, Literacy, Autism, Applied Behavior Analysis, Assistive Technology, Classroom Management, Teacher Leadership and Student Learning, Research and Leadership.

  • There are two paths to entry in the program: Upon initial enrollment as a program candidate, or in your third year, provided academic performance meets program entry standards. Transfer students are welcomed.