Childhood Special Education, MSE

30 credits

NYSED 25434/25444

The master’s degree program in Childhood Special Education prepares teachers who already have childhood (grades 1–6) or elementary certification (pre-k–6), offering the knowledge and skills needed for teaching special education in grades 1 through 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.

In addition to the general admission and completion requirements for master’s-level graduate study, candidates must provide evidence of their initial/provisional or permanent/professional certification as a childhood or elementary teacher.

Program of Study

CourseTitleCredits
CTGE 5159ASSESSMENT OF ALL CHILDREN WITH DISABILITIES3
CTGE 5161DIFFERENTIATING INSTRUCTION FOR ALL STUDENTS3
CTGE 6192RESEARCH IN THE TEACHING PROCESS3
CTGE 6310EDU STU W/DIS IN ELEM SCHS3
CTGE 6320COL/CONSULT W/FAM & PROF3
CTGE 6330COMMUNICATION, TECH ARTS3
CTGE 6340INTERVENTIONS READ / WRITE3
CTGE 6350POSITIVE BEHAVIOR SUPPORT3
CTGE 6781INSTRUCTING BILINGUAL SPECIAL EDUCATION STUDENTS3
CTGE 5222PRACTICUM FOR IN-SERVICE TEACHERS3
CTGE 0718CHILDHOOD SPECIAL EDUCATION PORTFOLIO0
Total Credits30

Required Workshops

The following workshops are required for students in this program:

CourseTitleCredits
EDGE 0210CHILD ABUSE IDENTIFICATION AND REPORTING WORKSHOP0
EDGE 0230SCHOOLS AGAINST VIOLENCE EDUCATION WORKSHOP0
EDGE 0260DIGNITY FOR ALL STUDENTS TRAINING0
EDGE 0270Autism Training Module0