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Childhood Special Education, MSE

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Childhood Special Education


Application Deadlines
Fall: July 1
Spring: November 15
Summer: April 15


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Degree: Master of Science in Education (M.S.E.)
Credits: 30
Career Path: Teaching children with disabilities in childhood

Start Semester: Fall, Spring, or Summer
Campus: Lincoln Center & Westchester
Full-time/Part-time: Both

To enable children with disabilities to reach their personal and academic potential requires caring teachers who have expertise in children’s learning and development, elementary curriculum content and pedagogy, and the specialized knowledge and skills to adapt learning environments and experiences to meet individual children’s needs.

The program prepares such teachers through a rigorous academic program that builds on a foundation of childhood education and psychology, and provides a strong sequence of field experiences and student teaching. Candidates gain the knowledge and skills they need to succeed supported by expert faculty, master teachers and field advisers/mentors.

Program Pre-Requisites

Certification in Childhood or Elementary education

Admissions Information

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Application Deadlines
  • Fall: July 1
  • Spring: November 15
  • Summer (both sessions): April 15

Additional Degree/Extension Programs

A 45-credit Master of Science in Teaching degree (MST) for candidates who are not certified teachers.

This program leads to initial certification in Childhood Education (1-6) and Teaching Children with Disabilities in Childhood.

Program Curriculum

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The program leadsto initial certification in Teaching Children with Disabilities in Childhood.

Fordham’s Childhood Special Education programs are approved by the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC).


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