The Master of Science in Education:
Dual Childhood/Special Education
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 work and
internship requirements with intensive study. You will enjoy the benefits of
a close-knit learning community, where students rely on each other for knowledge
and support throughout their time here.
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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