Early Childhood Special Education, MSE

30 credits

NYSED 25486/25489

The 30-credit master’s degree program in early childhood special education prepares teachers who already have early childhood (birth–grade 2) or elementary certification (pre-k–6), offering the knowledge and skills needed for teaching special education in programs for children from birth through grade 2.,

This program places special emphasis on children with disabilities in preschool and the primary grades. The coursework and field experiences develop competencies in understanding, assessing, and instructing children with disabilities and lead to New York state certification as a teacher of Children with Disabilities in Early 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 an early childhood or elementary teacher.

Program of Study

CourseTitleCredits
CTGE 6192RESEARCH IN THE TEACHING PROCESS3
CTGE 6330COMMUNICATION, TECH ARTS3
CTGE 5157ASSESSMENT STRATEGIES FOR YOUNG CHILDREN WITH DISABILITIES3
CTGE 6002BEGINNING LITERACY DEVELOPMENT IN INCLUSIVE CLASSROOMS3
or CTGE 6781 INSTRUCTING BILINGUAL SPECIAL EDUCATION STUDENTS
CTGE 6320COL/CONSULT W/FAM & PROF3
CTGE 6340INTERVENTIONS READ / WRITE3
CTGE 6300CURRICULUM EVALUATION3
CTGE 5421PLANNING INSTRUCTION FOR YOUNG CHILDREN WITH DISABILITIES3
CTGE 6350POSITIVE BEHAVIOR SUPPORT3
CTGE 5222PRACTICUM FOR IN-SERVICE TEACHERS (Requires one semester of student teaching) 13
CTGE 0707EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION PORTFOLIO 20
Total Credits30
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Fieldwork required. 

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There is a fee associated with this course. 

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