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Master of Arts in Special Education, NYC & Online

Learn to create inclusive classrooms for children with challenges through our two programs: MA in Early Childhood in Special Education or MA in Childhood in Special Education. 

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Credits

47
Credits
30 credits for those with initial certification
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Convenient payment options and student loans are available

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Student Teaching

1:1
Instruction
Personalized attention from a special educator
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Location

NYC
Campus/Virtual
We offer face-to-face and virtual classes
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The Programs in Special Education at Ferkauf Graduate School are committed to supporting individuals and families. Choose from: 

  • Master of Arts in Early Childhood in Special Education: designed to help you educate children with special needs from birth to grade two  
  • Master of Arts in Childhood in Special Education: designed for working with children grades one through six  
  • Fast track curriculum: If you have already completed your certification in education, you can benefit from the fast track curriculum with approximately 30 credits for either program.  

Graduates from our programs will gain the job training to create inclusive classrooms for children with autism, deaf-blindness, deafness, developmental delays, emotional challenges, hearing impairment, multiple disabilities, orthopedic impairment, traumatic brain injury, intellectual disabilities, speech or language impairment, visual impairment, and other circumstances. 

Our courses will provide you with a thorough mastery of pedagogical practice, one-on-one supervised student teaching experiences, as well as a deep understanding of inclusive classroom practices and working collaboratively with families. 

By earning your MA at Ferkauf, you’ll learn to think critically as a future educator and learn to design curricula that meets the needs of all children.

 
Both programs are open to students who have already earned a bachelor’s degree but may not yet be certified to teach. Through the completion of either program, you will be eligible for your initial teaching certification in New York State in Early Childhood or Childhood and Special Education. 

Full Program Breakdown

The Programs in Special Education at Ferkauf Graduate School are committed to supporting individuals and families. Choose from: 

  • Master of Arts in Early Childhood in Special Education: designed to help you educate children with special needs from birth to grade two  
  • Master of Arts in Childhood in Special Education: designed for working with children grades one through six  
  • Fast track curriculum: If you have already completed your certification in education, you can benefit from the fast track curriculum with approximately 30 credits for either program.  

Graduates from our programs will gain the job training to create inclusive classrooms for children with autism, deaf-blindness, deafness, developmental delays, emotional challenges, hearing impairment, multiple disabilities, orthopedic impairment, traumatic brain injury, intellectual disabilities, speech or language impairment, visual impairment, and other circumstances. 

Our courses will provide you with a thorough mastery of pedagogical practice, one-on-one supervised student teaching experiences, as well as a deep understanding of inclusive classroom practices and working collaboratively with families. 

By earning your MA at Ferkauf, you’ll learn to think critically as a future educator and learn to design curricula that meets the needs of all children.

 
Both programs are open to students who have already earned a bachelor’s degree but may not yet be certified to teach. Through the completion of either program, you will be eligible for your initial teaching certification in New York State in Early Childhood or Childhood and Special Education. 

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The Programs in Special Education at Ferkauf Graduate School are committed to supporting individuals and families. Choose from: 

  • Master of Arts in Early Childhood in Special Education: designed to help you educate children with special needs from birth to grade two  
  • Master of Arts in Childhood in Special Education: designed for working with children grades one through six  
  • Fast track curriculum: If you have already completed your certification in education, you can benefit from the fast track curriculum with approximately 30 credits for either program.  

Graduates from our programs will gain the job training to create inclusive classrooms for children with autism, deaf-blindness, deafness, developmental delays, emotional challenges, hearing impairment, multiple disabilities, orthopedic impairment, traumatic brain injury, intellectual disabilities, speech or language impairment, visual impairment, and other circumstances. 

Our courses will provide you with a thorough mastery of pedagogical practice, one-on-one supervised student teaching experiences, as well as a deep understanding of inclusive classroom practices and working collaboratively with families. 

By earning your MA at Ferkauf, you’ll learn to think critically as a future educator and learn to design curricula that meets the needs of all children.

 
Both programs are open to students who have already earned a bachelor’s degree but may not yet be certified to teach. Through the completion of either program, you will be eligible for your initial teaching certification in New York State in Early Childhood or Childhood and Special Education. 

Our instructors and supervisors are committed to improving the education of vulnerable children across the world. Graduates of our programs in Special Education connect children with special needs to evidence-driven teaching.

Program Director

Gain hands-on field experience with children who have disabilities

Feel supported in small and nurturing learning environments

Learn to adapt learning environments to meet children’s diverse needs

Finish either program in one year if you already have a certification in general education

Earn your certification in general and special education

Admissions

Visit our admissions webpage. You will find information on: upcoming deadlines, application requirements, and points of contact. Sign up for an upcoming information session webinar (TBA)


Offered Curriculum Layouts 

Schedule an appointment to discuss your interests with Dr. Joan Rosenberg. 

 

 
Prospective Students

Admissions

Visit our admissions webpage. You will find information on: upcoming deadlines, application requirements, and points of contact. Sign up for an upcoming information session webinar (TBA)


Offered Curriculum Layouts 

Schedule an appointment to discuss your interests with Dr. Joan Rosenberg. 

 

 
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