Master of Science in Teaching / Childhood Special Education
Fordham University

Program Details

The online Master of Science in Teaching in Childhood Special Education program prepares educators to teach children with disabilities in grades 1-6.  The curriculum is grounded in Jesuit values of acceptance, compassion, and understanding of the whole individual.  Students learn to create classroom environments where all children can learn, thrive, and succeed.  Classes and coursework blend instruction in child development, adaptive instructional practices for children in all settings, and professional studies.  The program offers strategies and techniques relevant to modern classroom success with a focus on approaches that consider the emotional and academic growth of the whole child and consists of varied, adaptive learning techniques.


  • Baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university 
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Personal statement
  • CV or resume
  • Official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate coursework
  • GRE or equivalent exam
  • Two letters of recommendation

Special Accreditation

Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)

School Accreditation Statement

Middle States Commission on Higher Education