Special Education

Special Education Elementary Programs

Hofstra University's special education offerings include an array of master's degree and advanced certificate programs, which provide a comprehensive, integrated experience aimed at developing skills and competencies in educating the exceptional child and adolescent in inclusive and special education settings. The special education programs prepare students with broad-based experiences in all areas of special education with a strong developmental focus at all levels.

Our Childhood Special Education programs offer training and certification in Students with Disabilities in Grades 1-6. The program goal is to develop ethical scholar-practitioners who will be committed to social justice and dedicated to reflective, participatory, and collaborative teaching processes. The purpose of the inclusive childhood special education program is to enable teachers to serve in a variety of professional roles at the elementary school level, which will foster inclusive and collaborative practice.

Program Objectives:

  • Develop candidates' abilities to plan curriculum and deliver appropriate treatment
  • Provide a strong understanding of autism and critical issues in special education
  • Utilize research-based methodologies as part of instruction

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Special Education Research, Policy & Practice

SPECIAL EDUCATION RESEARCH, POLICY & PRACTICE is an online peer-reviewed journal committed to advancing the professional development of special education professionals through research, policy, and practice. This electronic journal seeks new contributions based on original work of practitioners and researchers with specific focus on, or implications for, the field of special education. Manuscripts submitted will be articles on research, policy, and practice relative to special education.  Articles would:

Be research-based submissions that address current practice issues in the field of special education.

Seek to make a new contribution to the field of special education.

Be solicited in a variety of categories.

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Meet Our Program Director

Stephen Hernandez

Dr. Stephen Hernandez
Director of Early Childhood and Elementary Special Education Programs
P: 516-463-7148
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