Childhood Special Education – Behavior Disorders (MSEd)


Welcome to the Childhood Special Education – Behavior Disorders (MSEd) program home page. Use this page as a guide to the Childhood Special Education – Behavior Disorders (MSEd) program from acceptance to graduation.

The master’s degree in Childhood Special Education: Behavior Disorders offers two programs. Program 1 is for those who do not hold NYS certification.

Academic Plan


Total Credits

Earn 43 to 55 credits


Newly Accepted Students

Program Sequences

Students must consult with their faculty advisor to determine their particular course of study before registering for classes. For technical registration support and troubleshooting, please visit the Register for Classes page.

Hunter College Catalog

To review descriptions of specific courses and academic progress standards for the program along with exit requirements please use the course catalog for the year you were admitted to the program.

Clinical Experiences

Students in the Childhood Special Education – Behavior Disorders (MSEd) program participate in developmental field experiences (fieldwork) and supervised teaching (student teaching and/or practicum).


Fieldwork is a classroom experience in a New York City Public School in conjunction with a course. Select courses have fieldwork requirements.

Supervised Teaching: Student Teaching/Practicum

Students participate in supervised teaching (student teaching and/or practicum) as the culmination of their course of study. Student teaching and/or practicum requires five full days per week for one semester. Students are observed by Hunter College Clinical Supervisors throughout the semester. Students may complete practicum in their current job if it is aligned with their pending certification/area of study.

Certification and Licensure

This program leads to dual certification in childhood education and students with disabilities grades 1-6. Visit the Certification and Licensure page for information and support.


Graduation is the official completion of your program and conferral of an academic degree. In order to graduate, students must apply for graduation using CUNYFirst the semester before the semester of their planned graduation and complete any outstanding requirements by the stated deadlines. Visit the Graduation and Commencement page for complete information.

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