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Childhood Special Education


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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

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. 

Scholarship Opportunities

Project PACTS Scholarship
(Preparing Affirmative Collaborative Teachers and School Psychologists for Students with High-Intensity Intervention Needs in Elementary Schools).

  • Project scholars admitted into the 30-credit MSE Childhood Special Education program will receive approximately 70% tuition support ($14,070) (only pay an application fee, university fees, and 30% of the tuition)¬†

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

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.


GSE Admissions

Program Contact
Su-Je Cho, PhD