The M.S. program in Early Childhood Special Education prepares graduates to work with diverse infants, young children, and their families in a variety of home, school, community, and agency settings.
This program in the Department of Teaching and Leadership is for students who have an interest in early childhood general and special education. Students will explore the intersection of K-2 classroom knowledge with the social and emotional needs of all children. There is a strong emphasis on collaborating and interacting with families during the discovery, diagnosis, and IFSP process. This program meets the academic requirements for for initial and professional New York State teacher certification in both Early Childhood Education (birth-grade 2) and Students with Disabilities (birth-grade 2) – one of the only dual certification programs in the area.
Our graduates join the growing population of professionals as teachers, aide, consultant, and other roles in:
Interested students with existing initial certification in Students with Disabilities (birth-grade 2) should consider our M.S in Inclusive Special Education (Severe/Multiple Disabilities).