Special Education

Master's Degrees in Special Education: Programs of Study

MA, Childhood Special Education, Grades 1-6, Professional Certification (30 points)

This program is open to participants who have a bachelor’s degree and who hold certification or are eligible for certification in childhood education.

Degree Requirements

Satisfactory completion of many Department of Teaching and Learning degrees includes field experiences.

Course Number

Title of Course

General Pedagogical Core (6 points):
SPCED-GE 2051 Foundations of Curriculum for Diverse Learners
SPCED-GE 2124 Individuals with Disabilities in Schools and Communities
Specialized Pedagogical Courses (12 points):
SPCED-GE 2052 Education of Students with Severe and Multiple Disabilities
SPCED-GE 2108 Strategies for Students with Emotional and Behavioral Disabilities
SPCED-GE 2131 Assessment and Instructional Design for Students with Mild to Moderate Disabilities
SPCED-GE 2161 Education of Children with Special Needs in Childhood Settings
Observation, Fieldwork, and Student Teaching (6 points):
SPCED-GE 2501 Observations in Special Education
SPCED-GE 2901 Student Teaching in Childhood Special Education I
SPCED-GE 2902 Student Teaching in Childhood Special Education II
Electives (3 points)
SPCED-GE 2055 Literacy of the Special Learner
LITC-GE 2011 Literacy Assessment
or others by advisement.
Culminating Experience (3 points):
SPCED-GE 2508 Integrating Seminar in Childhood Special Education II
Also required for New York State certification is:
TCHL-GE 2999 Drug and Alcohol Education/Child Abuse Identification and School Violence Prevention/D.A.S.A.: The Social Responsibilities of Teachers

 

MA, Early Childhood Special Education, Birth-Grade 2, Professional Certification (30 points)

This program is open to participants who have a bachelor’s degree and who hold certification or are eligible for certification in early childhood education.

Degree Requirements

Satisfactory completion of many Department of Teaching and Learning degrees includes field experiences.

Course Number

Title of Course

Specialized Pedagogical Courses - Special Education (15 points):
SPCED-GE 2126 The Young Special Needs Child: Child, Family, and Community I
SPCED-GE 2127 The Young Special Needs Child: Child, Family, and Community II
SPCED-GE 2160 Educating Children with Special Needs in Early Childhood Settings
SPCED-GE 2128 Principles and Practices of Early Childhood Special Education
SPCED-GE 2052 Education of Students with Severe and Multiple Disabilities
Observation, Fieldwork, and Student Teaching (4 points):
SPCED-GE 2502 Observations in Early Childhood Special Education Settings
ECED-GE 2255  Field Placement in Early Childhood Education
SPCED-GE 2904 Student Teaching in Early Childhood Special Education II
Electives (8 points):
SPCED-GE 2901 Student Teaching in Childhood Special Education I
SPCED-GE 2903
Student Teaching in Early Childhood Special Education I
SPCED-GE 2055 Literacy of the Special Learner
LITC-GE 2011 Literacy Assessment
  Others by advisement
Culminating Experience (3 points):
SPCED-GE 2512 Integrating Seminar in Early Childhood Special Education II
Also required for New York State certification is:
TCHL-GE 2999 Drug and Alcohol Education/Child Abuse Identification and School Violence Prevention/D.A.S.A.: The Social Responsibilities of Teachers