Excellent candidates in the School Age Low Incidence Scholars (SALIS) will be considered for grant funding through the U.S. Department of Education Office of Special Education Programs on a space-available basis; tuition remission immediately covers 16 credits of the 37-credit degree program. Scholarships that cover additional credits are available, as well. Students are also eligible for merit-based departmental scholarships and can apply for additional federal aid through FAFSA.
Elementary Special Education SALIS Grant
Funded by the U.S. Department of Education – Office of Special Education Programs
Hofstra University School of Education has partnered with United Cerebral Palsy and The Viscardi Learning Center to create the Hofstra School Age Low Incidence Scholars (SALIS) to train highly qualified teachers to serve the needs of children (grades 1-6, and K-12) with disabilities. The program is designed to improve learning outcomes for children with special needs by increasing the number of graduates who are fully prepared to bring about improvements in educational and developmental services. The interdisciplinary curriculum combines a rich core of graduate-level courses grounded in scientifically based research with a menu of embedded field experiences in culturally and linguistically diverse settings. Graduates are prepared for NYS certification in childhood special education, and teaching students with severe and multiple disabilities. This 37-semester-hour dual certification program can be completed in one and half to two years. This grant program leads to a Master of Science in Education in Special Education Grades 1-6.