The School of EducationQueens Campus, Staten Island Campus, Manhattan Campus, Long Island Graduate Center
The 48-credit program will provide the Master’s Degree candidates with dual certification in Literacy Birth through Grade 6 and Teaching Children with Disabilities- Childhood Special Education. It will give initially certified teachers the opportunity to enrich their classroom pedagogy with specialization in Literacy and Special Education. This dual Master’s program is designed to foster the development of skills, attitudes, and diagnostic abilities needed to improve literacy functioning and identify and remediate learning and behavior disorders.
Students will be endorsed for New York State Certification in both Literacy- Birth through Grade 6 and Teaching Children with Disabilities- Childhood Special Education upon completion of coursework, passing the comprehensive exams in each discipline, and pass the Content Specialty Tests in Literacy and Special Education.
This dual Master’s Program can enhance and diversify your employment options by making you eligible for:
Please note that the full degree cannot be taken at the Long Island Graduate Center and at least one course must be taken at our Queens campus.
Please see a list of our Education Specialties faculty.
Please view the School of Education Graduate Admission Application Requirements for detailed admission information.
This Master’s degree can only be taken by students with initial NYS certification.
Download the program planning sheet (Word).