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Childhood Special Education

MSE

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Degree: Master of Science in Education (MSE)
Credits: 30
Career Path: Teaching children with disabilities in childhood
Start Semester: All
Campus: Lincoln Center/Westchester
Full-time/Part-time

The master's degree program in Childhood Special Education prepares teachers who already have childhood (grades 1-6) or elementary certification (Pre-K-6). The coursework and field experiences develop competencies in understanding, assessing, and instructing children with mild disabilities and lead to New York state certification as a teacher of Children with Disabilities in Childhood Education. 

Admissions Information

Application Deadlines

  • Fall: June 30
  • Spring: November 15
  • Summer: April 15

Browse the Admissions section for more about the application and financial aid processes.

Program Curriculum Sequence

Browse course schedules and descriptions and review a list of courses.

SAMPLE COURSE SEQUENCE

Fall

  • Educating Students with Disabilities in Elementary Schools
  • Positive Behavioral Supports

Spring

  • Contemporary Interventions in Reading/Writing
  • Assessment of All Children with Disabilities
  • Childhood Special Education Portfolio

Summer 

  • Differentiating Instruction for All Students
  • Collaboration/Consultation with Families & Professionals
  • Practicum for In-Service Teachers
  • Childhood Special Education Portfolio

Fall

  • Instructing Bilingual Special Education Students
  • Research in the Teaching Process
  • Childhood Special Education Portfolio

Required Workshop

The following workshop is required for students in this program.

  • Autism Training Module

Certification Information

The program leads to initial certification in Teaching Children with Disabilities in Childhood.

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

Programs are open to all who qualify; however, only U.S. citizens or international students who possess a U.S. Green Card or H1-B visa may be recommended for New York State teacher certification.

Contact

GSE Admissions
212-636-6400
gse_admiss@fordham.edu

Program Contact
Su-Je Cho, PhD