Special Education (Additional Cert)

Master of Education

Empire State University

  • Delivery Mode
    100% Online
  • Total Credits
  • Degree Level
    Master of Education
  • Contact Us
    518-587-2100 ext. 2429

Earn your master degree online

You will earn the same diploma as our on-campus students

Empire State College's M.Ed. in Adolescent Special Education program is a 33-42 credit program available fully online, but requiring access to New York state schools. The program's philosophy and subsequent courses are based on an inclusive model that prepares teacher candidates for collaboration and co-teaching in the inclusion classroom. Completion of this degree program and passing scores on the New York State Teacher Certification Examinations lead to NYS Students with Disabilities 7-12

Generalist Initial and Professional certification. It is designed for those already teaching and certified in New York state, but looking for additional certification in Students with Disabilities.

In addition to their coursework, students will complete 50 hours of pre-residency classroom field observations, one residency term under the supervision of a Special Education critic teacher, and a capstone action research project to meet program requirements leading to Initial certification.

What's a master's degree?
A master's degree is an advanced degree that usually takes two years to complete and typically requires students to have a bachelor’s degree in a related field of study.

How do I enroll?

Follow these steps to start your application

  1. Go to the online application
  2. Create an account
  3. Complete the forms or save for later
  4. Pay the application fee (if applicable)
  5. Submit any supplemental materials, if required
  6. Send in your academic records

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