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Childhood Special Education

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Degree: Master of Science in Teaching (MST)
Credits: 45
Career Path: Initial classroom teacher in Childhood Education and Teaching Students with Disabilities in Childhood dual certification (grades 1-6).

Start Semester: All
Campus: Lincoln Center, Westchester, Online
Full-time/Part-time

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 Childhood Special Education 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.

Scholarships and Graduate Assistantships Available 

Fieldwork required for financial aid & scholarships. 

Application Deadlines

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

General Teacher Education Program Admissions Requirements

  • 3.0 GPA
  • Online application
  • Official transcript(s)
  • Resume or Curriculum Vitae (C.V.)
  • Personal statement
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • GRE or MAT exam scores 

Browse the Admissions section for more about the application and financial aid processes and review a list of courses.

Fieldwork Requirements 

A full year of student teaching is required. In the fall and spring semesters, students are in classrooms for four full days per week.

Contact

GSE Admissions
Phone: 212-636-6400
Email: gse_admiss@fordham.edu