The Master of Science in Education:
Dual Childhood/Special Education
New 2016 Summer semester students finish in Spring 2017 with the timing advantage of being hired as teachers for the beginning of the 2017-2018 school year. Another advantage for summer enrollment is that after July 1st New York State is requiring the taking of the GRE or a substantially equivalent test for admittance into all graduate teacher preparation programs.
Graduates are eligible for both initial New York State certifications in Childhood 1-6 general education and in Childhood 1-6/Special Education (Teaching Students with Disabilities). MCNY's Masters in Education attracts highly motivated professionals who are committed to the education of all children. As a student here, you will participate in a challenging curriculum that incorporates full-time coursework and internship requirements with intensive study. You will enjoy the benefits of a close-knit cohort learning community, where students rely on each other for knowledge and support throughout their time here. MCNY offers three entry points into the 12-month program: Fall (September), Spring (January), or Summer (May).
Veronica Singh, MSED, Dual Childhood/Special Education, '13
What is different about MCNY?
I liked the school's philosophy for a purpose-centered education - being in the classroom and being in the field from day one. You don't just focus on theory but also the practical side. It makes a big difference doing the hands on.
And I was surprised at how accessible the professors were. I earned my bachelor's degree from a bigger school, and I wasn't able to reach professors. But at MCNY their doors were always open. I was able to reach them by phone, email or in person.
How did your education at MCNY lead to what you do now?
At MCNY I spent time co-teaching a first-grade class. In that situation, one teacher focused on special needs students and one teacher focused on general education. I learned first-hand how to connect to students through this collaboration. Every day in my own classroom I use the knowledge I learned while student teaching.
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