What will I learn?

Overview

Expand on your strong commitment to inclusive special education for children in grades 1-6 by studying for the M.S.Ed. In teaching students with disabilities at SUNY Cortland.

Program Highlights

With your bachelor's degree in childhood/elementary education or a bachelor's degree in education that includes childhood education content areas such as health, physical education, art, music, early childhood, speech and language disabilities, or special education, you can extend your capacities in assessment, curriculum and instruction, educational research, and administration.

As you collaborate with our dedicated professional faculty, you'll explore topics such as discipline and social skill development for students with disabilities, teaching the special education learner in the general education classroom, students with disabilities in context, and foundations of education. To receive an annotation in teaching students with severe and/or multiple disabilities, you also may choose courses in teaching students with severe/multiple disabilities and autism spectrum disorders.

Career Potential

The M.S.Ed. In Teaching Students with Disabilities from SUNY Cortland leads to New York certification in Students with Disabilities, grades 1-6. This program enhances your professional credentials and prepares you for potential positions such as special or inclusive education teacher, chair of a committee on special education (CSE), developmental disabilities specialist, or community or college instructor.

This program is intended for students who have a bachelor's degree in childhood/elementary education or students who have a bachelor's degree in education that incorporates childhood education content including health, physical education, art, music, early childhood, speech and language disabilities, or special education. It requires a minimum of 36 credit hours of approved graduate course work including student internship and culminating experiences. Students may elect to take an additional six credit hours in approved course work to receive an annotation in Teaching Students with Severe and/or Multiple Disabilities.

Which department am I in?

School of Education

Study options

Full Time (36 - 37 credit hours)

Tuition fees
US$23,100.00 per year
Start date

Expected January, August 2022

Venue

School of Education

Education Building, Room 1239,

Cortland,

New York,

13045, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students must have a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college or university. Applicants who apply for graduate school before obtaining their undergraduate degrees may be accepted into a program but will need to provide evidence of conferral of bachelor's degree which must be received prior to the first day of classes.

For international students

Students must receive a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college or university.

An undergraduate cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or above (on a 4.0 scale)

They also must have the following requirements:

TOEFL Test of English as a Foreign Language: IBT 79

IELTS International English Language Testing System: Band 6.5

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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