Childhood Special Education (Initial Certification) *NY State Residents Only


 
Goals:

The Graduate Division of the School of Education is committed to prepare candidates with practiced, research-based methodology that is character based, integrating the historical evangelical Christian tradition of the college, so they are ready to enter the inclusive classroom. To fulfill these values, the unit is committed to the preparation of professional educators who are capable of working effectively with diverse populations in a constantly changing global community.

Coursework Prerequisites:

1. Proof of sufficient Liberal Arts/Sciences background through one of the following options:

  • BA/BS in English, Foreign Language, History, Mathematics, Social Studies, or one of the sciences
  • 30 credit hours at a grade of C or better in one of the above listed fields
  • 30 credit hours at a grade of C or better in the liberal arts and sciences, which must include coursework as follows:
  1. 9 credits in Artistic Expression, Humanities, Communication, Written Expression, Information Retrieval
  2. 6 credits or more of Historical & Social Science Concepts
  3. 6 credits or more of Scientific Processes
  4. 6 credits or more of Mathematical Processes

2. 6 credits of a language other than English (or the college level equivalent)

3. An introductory course in Psychology

4. Evidence of computer literacy

Application Deadlines: 

Fall: July 15
Spring: November 30
Summer: April 1

Suggested Program Plan

SEMESTER I: Fall

EDG 500-Educational Research............... 3

EDG 530 Inclusive Classroom.................3

EDG 730-Field for Inclusive Classroom.. 0

EDG 532-Exceptional Child.................... 3

EDG 732-Field for Exceptional Child..... 0

SEMESTER II: Spring

EDG 533-High Incidence Disabilities...... 3

EDG 733-Field for High Inc. Disab......... 0

EDG 534-Autism/Low Inc. Disab........... 3

EDG 734-Field for Autism/Low Inc........ 0

EDG 545-Literacy.................................... 3

EDG 745-Field for Literacy..................... 0

EDG 547-Health Issues............................ 1

SEMESTER III: Summer

EDG 512-Character Education................ 3

EDG 652-Tching ELLs and Biling. Stu... 3

SEMESTER IV: Fall

EDG 536-Special Ed Behavior Mngmt.... 3

EDG 736-Field for Behavior Mngmt....... 0

EDG 619-Practicum in Special Ed........... 3

EDG 654-Assessment Eval IEP............... 3

SEMESTER V: Spring

EDG 590-Professional Seminar................ 2

EDG 592-Internship Sp Ed Gr 1-3.......... 3

EDG 593-Internship Sp Ed Gr 4-6.......... 3

Admissions Contact:

Joseph Kim
MSEd Admission Counselor
Nyack College
1 South Boulevard
Nyack, NY 10960
Ph: 845-675-4400 ext: 4466
Cell: 845 260 1103

REQUEST INFORMATION

PROGRAM AT A GLANCE

Award: Master of Science
Certification: Initial
Credits: 42
School Accreditation: NCATE

Career Path: This program is for persons preparing to become teachers for the first time and who are seeking initial NYS certification to teach special education grades 1-6.

Start Semester: Fall or Spring

Campus Location:  Rockland or Online