MCNY’s unique Master of Science in Education: Dual Childhood1-6/Special Education degree is registered by the New York State Education Department. 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. After completion of all program degree requirements, graduates are institutionally recommended to the New York State Education Department for both Initial and Professional certifications in Childhood Education Grades 1-6 (Program Code: 28479), and Students with Disabilities Grades 1-6 (Program Code:34552).

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.

Metropolitan College of New York is currently pursuing accreditation of its educator preparation programs by the Association for Advancing Quality in Educator Preparation (AAQEP). Pursuant to 52.21 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education, the educator preparation programs offered by Metropolitan College of New York are considered to be continuously accredited for purposes of meeting the New York State requirement that all such programs maintain continuous accreditation.

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