Our Childhood Special Education programs offers training and certification in Students with Disabilities in Grades 7-12. 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.
Hofstra University’s School of Education offers its Secondary Special Education Generalist, MSEd to candidates who are either seeking their first teacher prep program or professional certification as Special Education 7-12 Generalist. Candidates who do not have sufficient expertise in a teachable subject (English, Math, Science, Social Studies) would be encouraged to consider this program.
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Hofstra University’s School of Education offers its Secondary Special Education Generalist, MSEd to candidates who are either seeking their first teacher prep program or professional certification as Special Education 7-12 Generalist. Candidates who have sufficient expertise (18 credits minimum) in a teachable subject (English, Math, Science, Social Studies) would be encouraged to consider this program.
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Hofstra University’s School of Education offers its Inclusive Secondary Special Education, MSEd to candidates who are seeking their first teacher prep program which will earn both their NYS Initial Childhood in a Grades 7-12 subject area and Students with Disabilities Grades 7-12 generalist certifications. Candidates with no prior background in education who are seeking to teach Secondary level subjects and Special Education populations are encouraged to apply.
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Hofstra University’s School of Education offers its Special Education, Advanced Certificate to educators with NYS Initial or Professional certification in Grades 7-12 who would be looking to expand their certifications into Students with Disabilities.
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Hofstra University’s School of Education offers the dual degree Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and the Master of Science in Education in Secondary Special Education Generalist for undergraduate candidates who seek to prepare for a career in Secondary Special Education exclusively.
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Applications for admission to the Department of Specialized Programs in Education are made to the Office of Graduate Admission. Admissions decisions are based on a comprehensive review of multiple criteria. The department understands that any single criterion may not reliably predict a student’s potential for success in the program. Students may consider applying even if they fail to meet one of the criteria listed below but feel that other aspects of their experience might compensate. All individual cases will be reviewed by an Admissions Counselor before being referred to the graduate program for further review.
- A completed application form to the master’s program.
- A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0, or it’s equivalent (e.g., a 3.0 in a completed graduate program). We encourage you to submit all transcripts from your undergraduate work and any graduate work for consideration.
- Three letters of recommendation addressing the applicant’s potential to succeed in the teaching of students with disabilities.
- A written personal statement of professional intent.
- Interview with a faculty member in Special Education.
Applicants to the Childhood Special Education, AC should have a master’s degree along with their NYS teacher certification. For candidates to the Inclusive Childhood Special Education, MSEd, students will not be required to have a background in education or a NYS certification to apply. All other programs are designed as an extension program offering Students with Disabilities and would require candidates to have their Initial certification
Special Education Research, Policy & Practice
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