Master of Science in Childhood Special Education (Additional Certification) - Alliance University


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. A valid NY State teaching license
2. 6 credits or more of Historical & Social Science Concepts (with grades of at least C)
3. 6 credits or more of Scientific Processes (with grades of at least C)
4. 6 credits or more of Mathematical Processes (with grades of at least C)Program

Application Deadlines: 

Fall: August 1
Spring: December 1
Summer: April 1

At a Glance

Award: Master of Science

Certification: Additional
Credits: 30-36
School Accreditation: CAEP (Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation)
Career Path: For persons preparing for additional NYS certification to teach special education grades 1-6.
Start Semester: Fall or Spring
Campus Location: Online

Suggested Program Plan

EDG 532 Exceptional Child-3
EDG 732 Field for Exceptional-0
EDG 530 Inclusive Ed-3-
EDG 730 Field for Inclusive Ed-0
EDG 512 Character Education-3

EDG 533 High Incidence Disabilities-3
EDG 733 Field High Incidence-0
EDG 534 Autism/Low Incidence-3
EDG 734 Field Autism-0
EDG 500 Educational Research-3

EDG 545 Literacy-3
EDG 745 Field Literacy-0
EDG 652 Teaching ELL’s-3

EDG 536 Behavior Management-3
EDG 736 Field Behavior Management-0
EDG 654 Assessment Eval IEP-3
EDG 738 Practicum Lower-3
EDG 739 Practicum Upper-3
EDG 675 Comprehensive Exam-0

Admissions Contact:

Shelda Francois
MSEd Admissions Counselor
Nyack College
2 Washington Street
New York, NY, 10004
Cell: (929) 332 4352