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Master of Science in Special Education:
Childhood (Grades 1-6) (M.S.)

Overview

Dr. Susan Schultz

Dr. Susan M. Schultz, Program Director

Mission

The mission of the Special Education program is to provide a quality educational experience that prepares candidates for distinguished careers in Special Education and for leadership roles in schools and communities. The Special Education programs develop the knowledge, skills, and dispositions special educators need in order to effectively teach all students, including those with exceptional learning needs.

Childhood Options in Special Education (Grades 1-6)

M.S. Special Education Dual Initial Certification

Prepares non-certified graduate candidates who are pursuing childhood initial certification and certification to teach students with disabilities at the same developmental level and results in the Master’s degree in Special Education. (42 credits)

M.S. Special Education Initial/Professional Certification

Prepares teachers who are initially certified in childhood and are pursuing certification to teach students with disabilities at the same developmental level and results in the Master’s degree in Special Education. (30 credits)

Special Education Advanced Certification

Prepares teachers who have completed the Master’s degree requirement and are pursuing certification to teach students with disabilities in Grades 1–6. (18 credits)

Admission Requirements

For information regarding application and admission to a graduate program in Special Education, please contact the Office of Graduate Admissions at (585) 385-8161 or e-mail grad@sjfc.edu.

The Admissions Committee of the Special Education program and the Graduate Program Director judge applicant qualifications. In addition to the general admissions materials and credentials, applicants may submit results of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) to strengthen their application.

For specific information regarding the Master of Science in Special Education program, please contact Dr. Susan M. Schultz, Program Director, through the School of Education office, (585) 385-7296, or e-mail sschultz@sjfc.edu.

M.S. in Special Education and Childhood

For More Information

Dr. Susan Schultz
Program Director
sschultz@sjfc.edu
(585) 385-7296

Admissions
(585) 385-8064
admissions@sjfc.edu