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									                                     DIVISION OF CURRICULUM & TEACHING

 The educational experiences of young children with special needs can have dramatic
 impact on learning and development The Early Childhood Special Education program
 prepares teachers with combined expertise in the learning and development of young
 children (birth through grade 2) and providing appropriate learning experiences and
 support of children with disabilities.

 Two Early Childhood Special Education programs are offered:
          30 credit
       A 30-credit Master of Science in Education degree (MSEd) for persons who
       already have certification in Early Childhood, Elementary, or Childhood
       education. It leads to Initial Certification in Teaching Children with Disabilities in
       Early Childhood.
       A 45-credit Master of Science in Teaching degree (MST) for candidates who are
       not certified teachers. This program leads to initial certification in Early Childhood
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       Education (B-2) and Teaching Children with Disabilities in Early Childhood.

 The programs combine a supported sequence of field experiences and student teaching
 with rigorous academic course work to develop the knowledge and skills needed for
 success as teachers of young children with disabilities. Fordham’s Early Childhood
 programs are approved by the National Association for the Education of Young Children
 (NAEYC) and the Special Education programs are approved by the Council for
 Exceptional Children (CEC).

 Fordham’s Graduate School of Education is the only nationally accredited teacher
 education institution in New York City.

 Program Courses (30 credits for MSEd):
       Race and Multicultural Education
       Research in the Teaching Process
       Including Exceptional Students
       Beginning Reading and Writing in Inclusive Classrooms
       Family, Community and All Young Children
       Psychological Factors in Young Children with Disabilities
       Planning Instruction for Young Children with Disabilities
       Assessment Strategies for Young Children with Disabilities
       Early Childhood Education Portfolio

                         See reverse side for further information.
The program is available at Fordham’s Manhattan campus (near Lincoln Center)
and Westchester campus (400 Westchester Avenue, West Harrison, NY).
Courses are scheduled late in the day; however the final full-time field
experience (student teaching) is during the day.

Program Faculty                                       Phone:
   Marilyn Bisberg (Acting Coordinator)               (212) 636-6449

Application deadline dates are as follows:
                           Fall: July 1
                           Spring: November 15
                           Summer (both sessions): April 15

For Further Information:
     Visit the Fordham Graduate School of Education web site at
     for online application and bulletin.

   For GSE graduate assistantship and scholarship information, as well as
            links to other financial aid resources visit the website at
   and click the “Financial Aid” link at left.

  Additional questions can be addressed by calling the Admissions office at
             (212) 636-6400.

                                                                          Revised 09/11

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