MCNY’s unique Master of Science in Education: Dual Childhood1-6/Special Education degree is registered by the New York State Education Department and nationally accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). Following MCNY’s experientially-based Purpose-Centered Education model, students learn to become an effective teacher by applying the coursework while completing a 10-month residency in urban public schools. The 46-credit 12-months three-semester or the 16-months four-semester program is for people who want the flexibility of holding two certifications to teach in general, inclusive or special education classroom settings on the elementary level.

This program will allow you to:

  • Participate in a challenging curriculum that incorporates full-time coursework and internship requirements with intensive study.

  • Directly teach and learn how to develop positive relationships with students, colleagues, parents and others in the school community.
  • Gain hands-on experience and practical knowledge through Constructive Action, a workable plan the student develops and implements.

  • Have access to financial aid and scholarship opportunities.
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Teacher Opportunities Corps II (TOC II) Scholarship

Sponsored by: New York State My Brothers’ Keeper Initiative
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Turn Your Purpose into Professional Success

MCNY Master’s in Education graduates will be eligible to sit for both initial New York State certifications in Childhood 1–6 General Education and in Childhood 1–6/Special Education.

Interested in becoming one of them?