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Childhood - Special Education, Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
New York City, NY, United States
At Manhattan College in the Childhood - Special Education program you will practice the art and science of teaching. You will learn how to plan an appropriate and effective curriculum for grades 1-6, including how to adapt those plans for special education or at-risk students.
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Elementary school is a critical time to instill a love of learning. Great elementary school teachers — in special and regular education classrooms alike — ignite an interest in children of all abilities and prepare them for academic success and a lifetime of learning.

Teachers play a crucial role in the lives of developing children. They support their educational needs, but, equally as important, elementary school teachers serve as mentors, advocates, and guides for their students. Becoming a childhood education teacher is one of the most challenging but rewarding professions you can pursue because it gives you the ability to impact lives for generations.

The TEAC-accredited dual childhood/special education program at At Manhattan College in Childhood - Special Education provides students with the academic and practical skills to succeed. The dual childhood/special education program leads to certification to teach all subjects in grades 1–6 in both regular and special education classrooms. As a student in this program, you will choose an academic concentration from these options:

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • English
  • French
  • General Science
  • General Studies
  • Mathematics
  • Psychology
  • Social Studies
  • Spanish

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Principles and Practices of Education
  • Psychology of Education
  •  Theory and Practice
  • Planning & Assessing for Learning in Secondary Schools
  • Education of the Young Child
  • Early Childhood Student Teaching
  • Nature and Needs of Students with Disabilities
  •  Curriculum and Pedagogy in the Elementary Classroom
  • Integrated Learning Grades 1-3

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3.4

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3.4 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • 1. Official High School Transcript
  • 2. SAT and/or ACT Scores: Critical reading and math sections of the SAT are reviewed during the admissions process.
  • 3. Recommendation Letter: One letter of recommendation from a teacher or guidance counselor is required. You may submit up to three academic letters. 
  • 4. Personal Essay: You must submit a brief personal statement or college essay. This essay should be roughly 500 words.
  • 5. $75 Non-Refundable Application Fee
  • 6.International students whose native language is not English must provide proof of English proficiency by submitting official Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)  or International English Language Testing System (IELTS) scores.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    40400 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 40400 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    40400 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 40400 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for New York City

  • 1819 - 3970 USD/month
    Living Costs

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