Canisius College

School of Education and Human Services

Special Education

Address:

2001 Main Street

Buffalo, NY 14208

United States

Phone:

1-716-888-2543

Fax:

1-800-950-2505

Program Information

Degree Offered:

M.S. in Special Education

Format: Campus

Program Description:

Our master’s program in special education will help you understand the unique needs of students with disabilities. You’ll learn theory and gain a strong foundation of knowledge in educational approaches and learning needs. You’ll also research and practice. You’ll study etiology, psychological and social factors, and techniques for effective teaching. By graduation, your understanding will match your passion for teaching, and with a practicum already on your résumé, you’ll be ready to meet the educational needs of every unique student you teach. Program Highlights • Meets New York certification requirements. • Start when it works best for you – fall, spring, or summer. • Bolster your résumé with additional New York certifications. • Complete your degree in one or two years. Program Tracks We offer five different degree tracks in special education: Advanced Special Education - for students with an undergraduate degree in special education, 30 credit hours Childhood Special Education - for students with an undergraduate degree in childhood education, 33 credit hours Adolescence Special Education- for students with an undergraduate degree in adolescence education, 33 credit hours Initial Childhood Plus Special Education - for students with an undergraduate degree in a field other than education; earn your initial childhood certification and master’s degree at once, 54 credit hours Initial Adolescence Plus Special Education - for students with an undergraduate degree in a field other than education; earn your initial adolescence certification and master’s degree at once - 54 credit hours

Accreditation:

The School of Education and Human Services is accredited by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).

International Student Requirements:

All international students are required to provide proof of English proficiency if English is not their first (native) language.

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: Yes

# of Credits Required: 30-54

Average Cost per Credit (Graduate): $765 USD

Classification: Master's College or University I

Locale: Large City

Size & Settings: 3,000-5,999