Special Education: Early Childhood (MA)

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Program Description

This 30-credit program is open to participants who have a bachelor’s degree and who hold certification or are eligible for certification in early childhood education. Upon successful completion of the program, participants will be eligible for New York State certification in special education at the early childhood level (birth–grade 2).


Admission to graduate programs in the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development requires the following minimum components:

  • Résumé/CV
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Letters of Recommendation
  • Transcripts
  • Proficiency in English

See NYU Steinhardt's Graduate Admissions website for additional information on school-wide admission. Some programs may require additional components for admissions.

See How to Apply for admission requirements and instructions specific to this program.