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MS in Childhood Education and Special Education (Dual Certification Grades 1-6)

The MS in Childhood Education and Special Education (Dual Certification, Grades 1-6) program at the University of Mount Saint Vincent is a clinically-rich accelerated program designed for career changers or recent college graduates who wish to receive a New York State teaching license. This program is designed for college graduates who have not completed formal preparation in teacher education.

This dual certification 45-credit program provides teacher candidates with the pedagogical knowledge and skills to develop and deliver instruction in both general and special education at the childhood level (grades 1 through 6).

Successful completion of this program and required license exams lead to a master’s degree plus two teaching licenses covering grades 1 through 6: one is in childhood education, and the other is in special education.