Binghamton’s program is designed to prepare teachers to operationalize "least restrictive environment" philosophies for children and youth with disabilities. Core themes are collaboration with families and other professionals, and pedagogy that respects and responds to individual differences.
For teachers with initial certification, this program provides knowledge and skills to fulfill various special education teacher roles in today's schools. Sufficient flexibility exists for individuals from undergraduate programs in special education to either deepen their skills in the field or to link their special education foundation with the larger context of general education.
Similarly, graduates of early childhood, childhood, or adolescence education programs may extend their knowledge and skills with students needing special education. The program has four options to suit a student’s interest:
• Early Childhood Special Education
• Early Childhood and Childhood Special Education
• Childhood Special Education
• Adolescence Special Education
Members of our faculty have extensive experience in classroom settings and in research, and will share this expertise with students. Explore our Graduate School of Education website to see faculty profiles, and to learn more about what the program has to offer.
SUNY Binghamton is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools and the Board of Regents of the University of the State of New York. Department of Education programs are also accredited by the TEAC (Teacher Education Accreditation Council).