Special Education

NYU Steinhardt's Special Education programs prepare you to develop child-centered educational environments in a variety of settings. Immerse yourself in New York City school classrooms, gaining first-hand teaching experience and acquiring the skills to work with students with or without disabilities. 

Special education is neither a place nor is it a group of students. Rather, special education refers to specialized services or environment modifications, differentiated instruction, adapted curricula, or other supports provided to students with disabilities. As a student in one of our programs, you'll view all children and their families as individuals with varying degrees of skills and untapped potential for quality lives in schools, work, recreation, and in their communities.