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Special Education

Learn to create inclusive classroom spaces for children with special needs through our dual certification program in childhood or early 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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Class Size

8-10
Students
Get personalized attention in small class settings
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Location

Wilf
Campus/Online
Choose between face-to-face and live online classes
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The Wurzweiler School of Social Work is passionate about supporting individuals and families in need through social work and education. Our Dual Certification in Teaching Students With Disabilities (Birth - Grade 2) and Dual Certification in Teaching Students With Disabilities (Grades 1 - 6) are designed to help you educate children who need specialized support at a young age. Your courses will provide 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 are not yet certified to teach children with disabilities. Through the completion of either program, you will be eligible for your initial teaching certification in New York State in both general and special education.

The Wurzweiler Difference

Full Program Breakdown

The Wurzweiler School of Social Work is passionate about supporting individuals and families in need through social work and education. Our Dual Certification in Teaching Students With Disabilities (Birth - Grade 2) and Dual Certification in Teaching Students With Disabilities (Grades 1 - 6) are designed to help you educate children who need specialized support at a young age. Your courses will provide 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 are not yet certified to teach children with disabilities. Through the completion of either program, you will be eligible for your initial teaching certification in New York State in both general and special education.

The Wurzweiler Difference

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The Wurzweiler School of Social Work is passionate about supporting individuals and families in need through social work and education. Our Dual Certification in Teaching Students With Disabilities (Birth - Grade 2) and Dual Certification in Teaching Students With Disabilities (Grades 1 - 6) are designed to help you educate children who need specialized support at a young age. Your courses will provide 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 are not yet certified to teach children with disabilities. Through the completion of either program, you will be eligible for your initial teaching certification in New York State in both general and special education.

Turn Your Passion Into a Career

Our alumni are clinicians, agency directors and managers, researchers, social work professors, administrators, deans and legislators. They are employed in every sector of social services — from neighborhood agencies to the federal government — and are committed to improving the lives of vulnerable populations throughout the world.

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

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
  • Completion of the GRE. Find the testing center near you. Note: GRE waivers may be offered on case by case basis until further notice.
  • 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


Program Plans:
Road Maps
Early Childhood Roadmap

Contact:

Edward Yao
Assistant Director, Graduate Admissions
Yeshiva University
205 Lexington Avenue, 6th Floor New York, NY 10016
ed.yao@yu.edu

Prospective Students

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
  • Completion of the GRE. Find the testing center near you. Note: GRE waivers may be offered on case by case basis until further notice.
  • 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


Program Plans:
Road Maps
Early Childhood Roadmap

Contact:

Edward Yao
Assistant Director, Graduate Admissions
Yeshiva University
205 Lexington Avenue, 6th Floor New York, NY 10016
ed.yao@yu.edu

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