Curriculum and Instruction

Childhood (Elementary) and Adolescent (High School) Special Education Programs

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WHY SHOULD I ENROLL IN ADELPHI’S CHILDHOOD (ELEMENTARY) AND ADOLESCENT (HIGH SCHOOL) SPECIAL EDUCATION PROGRAMS?

  • Multiple master of science and advanced certificate tracks leading to New York State certification in students with disabilities, grades 1–12
  • Preservice program doesn’t require you to have been an education major or hold teacher certification in another area
  • An in-service master of science program for all teachers with New York State certification in childhood education
  • Programs that allow content-certified high school teachers to earn another certification in special education
  • If you don’t hold a certification and want to be a high school teacher, we offer an M.S. in Adolescent Students With Disabilities in Inclusive Settings.
  • Preparation to work with all children, including culturally and linguistically diverse learners and students with special needs
  • Part- or full-time offerings, according to your schedule
  • Personalized advisement
  • Experience through fieldwork with our school partners, with varied and diverse populations

WHAT WILL I STUDY IN CHILDHOOD AND ADOLESCENT SPECIAL EDUCATION?

 We’ll prepare you to help children with a diverse range of abilities and disabilities to reach their fullest potential. At the core of our teaching philosophy is the commitment to uphold the dignity of every child and to create a climate in which all children and families are valued and respected.

While some children require specialized services, we train teachers to work in inclusive settings and regular classrooms that encourage children to become as independent as possible and to integrate them into a broad spectrum of activities.

» Childhood (Elementary) Special Education programs

» Adolescent (High School) Special Education

WHO ARE THE FACULTY MEMBERS?

Anne Mungai, Ph.D., Director of Special Education

Pavan Antony, Ed.D.

Stephen Rubin, Ph.D.

Stephen Shore, Ed.D.

Anita Frey

WHAT WILL IT COST?

Tuition for this program is $1,160 per credit. Programs range from 21 to 55 credits. University and technology fees are additional.

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HOW DO I APPLY TO THE CHILDHOOD AND ADOLESCENT SPECIAL EDUCATION PROGRAMS?

In addition to a completed application for graduate admission and application fee, applicants must submit:

  • Documentation of bachelor’s degree with minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Documentation of master’s degree with minimum of 3.0 GPA for advanced certificate track
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Personal essay (prompt listed on application)
  • All official college transcripts

Results of the GRE exams are required for select programs. Please contact Graduate Admissions for advisement.

Note: New York State requires that all teacher candidates hold a valid New York State teacher certification for acceptance into the literacy education program.

» Apply now to Adelphi’s Special Education programs

 

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Office of University Admissions
p – 800.ADELPHI
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