Special Education Strand
: Prepares graduates to be scholars/researchers/leaders in higher education, research from preschool to 12th grade.
: Lincoln Center & Westchester
The Special Education strand aims to prepare students to be scholars/researchers/leaders in higher education, research from preschool to 12th grade. The strand provides an opportunity for students to combine theoretical interests with applied practices in a broad spectrum of specializations within Special Education.
Students in the Special Education Specialization must provide evidence of completing at least two courses in special education (i.e., instruction, assessment, laws and policies) prior to matriculation in the program. Students also must have at least three years of satisfactory, full time teaching experience or the equivalent professional experience in working with children with special needs and their families.
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Fall: March 1 (Early Decision), June 15 (Regular)
Spring: November 1
Summer: March 1 (Early Decision), April 15 (Regular)
Additional Contemporary Learning and Interdisciplinary Research Programs
All students are required to engage in an Internship in Contemporary Learning for at least one credit. Offered as a guided tutorial course, students will engage in professional experiences in the schools and/or education-related agencies as interns.
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Contemporary Learning Core
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Cognates & Electives
(Minimum 6 credits from other areas of specialization)