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 teaching in early childhood general and special education. Our program reflects the most up-to-date thinking about teaching children birth through grade 2 with and without special needs, with a variety of cultural and linguistic needs, and diverse family systems. 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).