Professional Certification (Advanced Preparation) in Special Education for NYS Certified Teachers

 

This master’s degree program is designed for teachers who hold initial certification in Students with Disabilities (Birth – Grade 2 or Grades 1-6) and who seek to further their knowledge and skills in special education.

Credits: 30

Certification:

This program offers three concentrations leading to Professional Certification in Students with Disabilities

  • Childhood Special Education: Learning Disabilities (Certification in Students with Disabilities Grades 1-6)
  • Childhood Special Education: Behavior Disorders (Certification in Students with Disabilities Grades 1-6)
  • Early Childhood Special Education (Certification in Students with Disabilities Birth to Grade 2)

Eligibility & Admission Requirements

  • NYS initial or professional certification in students with disabilities grades 1-6 or birth to grade 2 or NYS permanent certification in special education, K-12
  • A bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution with a GPA of at least 3.0 or a master’s degree in special education (any age-level) with a GPA of at least 3.5
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • A statement of purpose that references your interest in your concentration
  • An official Graduate Record Examination (GRE) score report. Certified teachers who hold a graduate degree are exempt from this requirement.

To Apply

To start your application, click here.

When applying to this program under Program of Study, select School of Education – Special Education and Professional Cert in Special Ed. Please note your concentration in your statement of purpose.

Contact an Admissions Advisor

edadmissions@hunter.cuny.edu

Program Coordinators

Childhood Special Education: Learning Disabilities

Kate Garnett

Childhood Special Education: Behavior Disorders

Tom McIntyre

Early Childhood Special Education

Bonnie Keilty