Early Childhood Special Education (MSEd)


Welcome to the Early Childhood Special Education (MSEd) program home page. Use this page as a guide to program 1 from acceptance to graduation.

The Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE) program prepares graduate candidates in support of infants, toddlers, preschoolers and primary age children (birth through Grade 2) and their families. Candidates are prepared for a variety of roles that include, but are not limited to, classroom teacher. These roles include coaching/consulting in homes and early childhood settings, leading community-based group learning experiences, coordinating resources and services within and across systems, and providing developmental supports across all early childhood settings. In every role, ECSE professionals are expected to partner closely with families, utilize family expertise and promote family confidence and competence. The ECSE program has a strong emphasis on quality inclusive practice and preparing candidates to support diverse children and families, spanning culture, language, socioeconomic status, and ability.

Program 1 is for those with no New York State certification or New York State certification in an area other than early childhood education.

Academic Plan: SENB2-MSED

Certification: This program leads to dual certification: early childhood and students with disabilities birth to grade 2.