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Master’s Degree in Programs for Special Education

Learn to create inclusive classrooms for children with challenges through our Dual Master’s Degree in Early Childhood/Special Education and Childhood/Special Education.

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Credits

46-47
Credits
Study full or part-time on our NYC campus
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Costs

$525
Per credit
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 located at the Wurzweiler School of Social Work are committed to supporting individuals and families. Our Dual Certification in Early Childhood/Special Education (Birth to Grade 2) and Childhood/Special Education (Grades 1 to 6) are designed to help you educate children who need specialized support at a young age. If you have already completed your certification in Education, you can benefit from the fast track curriculum with approximately 30 credits.

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 Wurzweiler, 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.

The Wurzweiler Difference

Full Program Breakdown

The Programs in Special Education located at the Wurzweiler School of Social Work are committed to supporting individuals and families. Our Dual Certification in Early Childhood/Special Education (Birth to Grade 2) and Childhood/Special Education (Grades 1 to 6) are designed to help you educate children who need specialized support at a young age. If you have already completed your certification in Education, you can benefit from the fast track curriculum with approximately 30 credits.

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 Wurzweiler, 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.

The Wurzweiler Difference

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The Programs in Special Education located at the Wurzweiler School of Social Work are committed to supporting individuals and families. Our Dual Certification in Early Childhood/Special Education (Birth to Grade 2) and Childhood/Special Education (Grades 1 to 6) are designed to help you educate children who need specialized support at a young age. If you have already completed your certification in Education, you can benefit from the fast track curriculum with approximately 30 credits.

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 Wurzweiler, 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.

Turn Your Passion Into a Career

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.

At a Glance

Earn your dual-certification in general and special education

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

Join us on November 10 at 5:00pm for a Virtual Open House.

Due to Covid-19 health crisis, virtual classroom options will be available for Fall 2020 and Spring 2021.

Entry term: fall or spring.
Spring priority application deadline — September 30, 2020

Admissions Requirements:

  • Bachelors Degree  or equivalent from an accredited university or college with distributions in liberal arts as per NY State Office of higher education
  • Certification in Early Childhood  or Childhood Education ( a plan for pre-requisite work if not complete)
  • Overall GPA of 3.0
  • GRE scores (code 2636). Find the testing center near you
  • If English is not the primary language, students must demonstrate proficiency on the Test of English as a Foreign Language ( TOEFL ).  A minimum score of 100 is required on the internet based  TOEFL, or at least 250 on the computer based TOEFL or 600 on the paper based TOEFL
  • A personal essay of 3-5 page double spaced detailing professional goals and  any experiences or interest relating to working with children who function below grade 2 or who have disabilities
  • An in-person interview or on – line interview may be requested
  • Two letters of recommendation

Spring 2021 classes start on January 21.


Program Plans:
Road Maps
Early Childhood Roadmap

Contact:

Jennifer Niebling
Graduate Admissions Advisor
Yeshiva University
215 Lexington Ave, 3rd floor, New York, NY 10016
Jennifer.Niebling@yu.edu
Phone: (646) 592-4712
Whatsapp: (646) 397-5257

Prospective Students

Join us on November 10 at 5:00pm for a Virtual Open House.

Due to Covid-19 health crisis, virtual classroom options will be available for Fall 2020 and Spring 2021.

Entry term: fall or spring.
Spring priority application deadline — September 30, 2020

Admissions Requirements:

  • Bachelors Degree  or equivalent from an accredited university or college with distributions in liberal arts as per NY State Office of higher education
  • Certification in Early Childhood  or Childhood Education ( a plan for pre-requisite work if not complete)
  • Overall GPA of 3.0
  • GRE scores (code 2636). Find the testing center near you
  • If English is not the primary language, students must demonstrate proficiency on the Test of English as a Foreign Language ( TOEFL ).  A minimum score of 100 is required on the internet based  TOEFL, or at least 250 on the computer based TOEFL or 600 on the paper based TOEFL
  • A personal essay of 3-5 page double spaced detailing professional goals and  any experiences or interest relating to working with children who function below grade 2 or who have disabilities
  • An in-person interview or on – line interview may be requested
  • Two letters of recommendation

Spring 2021 classes start on January 21.


Program Plans:
Road Maps
Early Childhood Roadmap

Contact:

Jennifer Niebling
Graduate Admissions Advisor
Yeshiva University
215 Lexington Ave, 3rd floor, New York, NY 10016
Jennifer.Niebling@yu.edu
Phone: (646) 592-4712
Whatsapp: (646) 397-5257

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