Special Education

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Are you a certified teacher with initial licenses in Special Education interested in earning a professional license?

SUNY Oneonta's Master of Science in Education (M.S. Ed.) program provides certified teachers with greater understanding of the needs of students with disabilities and handicapping conditions and to master techniques to provide the most effective education program for them. Our program will lead to the professional license for teachers already certified in Early Childhood, Childhood or Adolescence Special Education with initial licenses in Special Education.

M.S. Ed. Degree Requirements

Early Childhood (Birth-Grade 2)

Special Education: Childhood (Grades 1-6)

Special Education: Generalist (Grades 7-12)

Do you have a bachelor's degrees outside of education but want to earn your teacher certification in special education?

SUNY Oneonta's Master of Science in Teaching (M.S.T.) program provides an opportunity for individuals with bachelor's degrees outside of education to earn teacher certification in special education. Our program leads to initial certification in Early Childhood, Childhood or Adolescence Special Education -- graduates of this program are eligible for professional certification in Early Childhood, Childhood or Adolescence Special Education after the completion of three years of teaching special education.

M.S.T. Degree Requirements

Early Childhood (Birth-Grade 2)

Special Education: Childhood (Grades 1-6)

Special Education: Generalist (Grades 7-12)

Springbrook Partnership

Through this partnership, teaching assistants working in Springbrook’s new school for children with autism have the opportunity to earn a master’s degree in special education at SUNY Oneonta, tuition-free. Many of the classes are taught on-site by faculty from the college’s nationally accredited Division of Education and Springbrook will pay for employee tuition each semester.

For more information about the partnership program between SUNY Oneonta and Springbrook, please contact the Office of Admissions at 607-436-2523 or visit the Springbrook website.