The graduate programs in special education are designed to meet a variety of candidates' professional needs. Whether candidates are seeking initial certification for teaching pupils with special needs or more advanced study of special education, a specialized sequence of coursework will meet those outcomes. There are options in Special Education that lead to the Master of Science in Education, and for those who already have a master's degree appropriate to the teaching profession, there is a certification-only option.
Career opportunities for program graduates include working in public and private schools as a consultant teacher, resource room teacher, or special class teacher. Additionally, some graduates are employed by agencies that serve individuals with disabilities and their families.
Individuals who enter the graduate programs in special education enter one of two ways: as teachers who hold New York State initial or professional certification, or as persons whose degree(s) are held in fields of study other than education. The academic transcripts of applicants to the programs will be reviewed in order to determine which degree options are appropriate.
- Department provides 7 different program options to meet a variety of candidates’ professional needs; including 2 dual-degree programs for candidates without current NYS teacher certification!
- Career opportunities for graduates include positions in general education, special education and inclusive education as consultant, resources room, general class, and special class teachers.
- Upon completion of the degree program students will be qualified for initial NYS teacher certification for students with disabilities in the age group of their current certification.
- Students completing one of the Master’s degree programs will be eligible for NYS Professional Teacher Certification.
- Students have the opportunity to complete campus-based clinical hours working with individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders.
General Requirements for Admission to Programs in Special Education
Admission to all Special Education programs is contingent upon admission to graduate study at The College of Saint Rose. Submission of all materials in the admissions packet is required. Admission to all graduate programs in Special Education requires the successful completion of a Bachelor's Degree from an accredited institution with a GPA of 3.0 or higher. A personal interview with Department Faculty may also be required. Each degree program has slightly different criteria depending on previous preparation at the undergraduate level and the program to which the candidate is applying.
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Last updated May 4, 2016