Special Education Scholarships
The Special Education program offer scholarships in the Fall semester and Spring semester. Students may apply for consideration after they have completed one semester. Only matriculated students may apply. The minimum GPA required for a scholarship award is 3.5.
In addition, there are several scholarships available for Special Education and Special Education/Literacy students, including the:
- Bernard Gold Endowed Memorial Scholarship
- Dorothea S. Clarke Endowed Scholarship
- Donald G. Pace Memorial Endowed Scholarship
- Douglas Hoyne Endowed Memorial Scholarship
- Egel-Gray Endowed Memorial Scholarship
- Martin and Sarah Syden Endowed Scholarship in Special Education
- Margot and John Hickling Memorial Endowed Scholarship
For further information, please refer to the bottom of the Tuition, Financial Aid, & Scholarship section of the Hofstra Bulletin. Students wishing to apply for these scholarships must present a letter of request along with their application materials.
The Hagedorn Teacher Fellowship Program
The Hagedorn Teacher Fellowship Program provides loans for undergraduate and graduate students who demonstrate academic excellence, financial need, a record of community service and a commitment to teaching in a high-needs school district.
Upon graduation and recommendation for initial certification in one of Hofstra’s teacher education programs, Hagedorn Teacher Fellows would be eligible for forgiveness of the equivalent of one year’s loan based on each year of service in a designated high-needs school district.
Hofstra Early Childhood Intervention Specialist Program
Hofstra University School of Education has partnered with the Developmental Disabilities Institute (DDI) and the Genesis/Eden II Agency to create the Hofstra Early Childhood Intervention Specialist (HECIS) grant program to train highly qualified teachers to serve the needs of pre-school age children (birth to five years) with disabilities. Applicants must be initially or professionally certified in Early Childhood or Childhood Education and/or Special Education grades 1-6 in New York state. Qualified applicants have a strong desire to serve young children with disabilities and their families with special training in early childhood special education and ABA. The program leads to a Master of Science in Education in Special Education Early Childhood Intervention, designed to improve learning outcomes for children with special needs and their families by increasing the number of graduate fully prepared to bring about improvements in educational and developmental services. Grant recipients commit to working in the field for two years of service for every year they receive grant funding. Visit grant page for more information.
Hofstra Early Childhood Interdisciplinary Professionals Program
In partnership with Developmental Disabilities Institute and Mill Neck Manor Early Childhood Center, Hofstra University’s Early Childhood Interdisciplinary Professionals (HECIP) program prepares aspiring teachers to serve young children with special needs in multiple settings, including early intervention for infants and toddlers (IDEA, Part C) as well as services for pre-school ad school age children from kindergarten through grade 2 (IDEA, Part B) in integrated classrooms. The interdisciplinary curriculum is intended for students with no formal course work or teaching experience in early childhood, or early childhood special education. It 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, leading to a Master of Science in Education in Inclusive Early Childhood Special Education. Graduates are prepared for NYS certification in early childhood education and early childhood special education (Birth – Grade 2). This 48-semester-hour dual certification program can be completed in two years. Visit grant page for more information.
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. Visit grant page for more information.