Special Education (M.S.T and M.S. Ed.)

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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.

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 or Childhood Special Education -- graduates of this program are eligible for professional certification in Early Childhood or Childhood Special Education after the completion of three years of teaching special education.

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Admissions Criteria

  1. Submit a completed application and the non-refundable fee.
  2. Submit a copy of a NYS initial teaching certificate in Early Childhood Education, or notify us that the certification is on your TEACH account. (Teaching certificates from other states are considered.)
  3. Submit an official transcript of an earned Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college.
  4. Have achieved an undergraduate GPA of 3.0 overall and 3.0 in the major field during the last two years of undergraduate work.
  5. Submit GRE scores. The department will also accept the following exams in lieu of GRE: edTPA (or ATS-W if you were student teaching in New York State during the spring 2020 and/or summer 2020 semesters), GMAT, Miller’s Analogies or Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators.
  6. Submit an essay reflecting on your student teaching and/or teaching experiences with students with special needs and identify one area of special needs that you would like to learn more about. Describe some of the issues you would discuss with a parent/guardian. Also describe two teaching adaptations that you might make for a child with special needs. Include references to at least five professional articles or books.
  7. Submit three letters of reference.
  8. Complete a personal interview.

Apply!

  1. Submit a completed application and the non-refundable fee.
  2. Submit a copy of a NYS initial teaching certificate in Childhood Education. (Teaching certificates from other states are considered.)
  3. Submit an official transcript of an earned Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college.
  4. Have achieved an undergraduate GPA of 3.0 overall and 3.0 in the major field during the last two years of undergraduate work.
  5. Submit GRE scores. The department will also accept the following exams in lieu of GRE: edTPA (or ATS-W if you were student teaching in New York State during the spring 2020 and/or summer 2020 semesters), GMAT, Miller’s Analogies or Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators.
  6. Submit an essay reflecting on your student teaching and/or teaching experiences with students with special needs and identify one area of special needs that you would like to learn more about. Describe some of the issues you would discuss with a parent/guardian. Also describe two teaching adaptations that you might make for a child with special needs. Include references to at least five professional articles or books.
  7. Submit three letters of reference.
  8. Complete a personal interview.

Apply!

  1. Submit a completed application and the non-refundable fee.
  2. Submit a copy of a NYS initial teaching certificate in Adolescence English, Math, Social Studies, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Earth Science, Spanish or French. (Teaching certificates from other states are considered.)
  3. Submit an official transcript of an earned Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college.
  4. Have achieved an undergraduate GPA of 3.0 overall and 3.0 in the major field during the last two years of undergraduate work.
  5. Submit GRE scores. The department will also accept the following exams in lieu of GRE: edTPA (or ATS-W if you were student teaching in New York State during the spring 2020 and/or summer 2020 semesters), GMAT, Miller’s Analogies or Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators.
  6. Submit an essay reflecting on your student teaching and/or teaching experiences with students with special needs and identify one area of special needs that you would like to learn more about. Describe some of the issues you would discuss with a parent/guardian. Also describe two teaching adaptations that you might make for a child with special needs. Include references to at least five professional articles or books.
  7. Submit three letters of reference.
  8. Complete a personal interview.
  9. Prerequisite coursework: two courses in English, two courses in Math, two courses in Social Studies, and two courses in Science at the college level.
  10. Students with a degree in a non-typical adolescence education program (e.g., Music, Physical Education) must also take and pass the CST Multi-Subject test for admission to the program.

Apply!

  1. Submit a completed application and the non-refundable fee.
  2. Submit an official transcript of an earned Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college.
  3. Content core in a major, concentration, or the equivalent with a minimum of 30 credit hours in a single school subject:  Science, Math, History, or English.
  4. Have coursework in technology, artistic expression, communication, information retrieval, humanities, written analysis and expression, a language other than English, concepts in history and the social sciences, scientific and mathematical processes.
  5. Have achieved a GPA of 3.0 overall.
  6. Submit GRE scores.
  7. Submit three letters of reference.
  8. Complete a clinical interview.

Apply!

 

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.

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