Fordham University

Graduate School of Education

Dual Certification: Childhood Education and Childhood Special Education (MST)


441 East Fordham Road

Bronx, NY 10458

United States

Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Dual Certification: Childhood Education and Childhood Special Education (MST)

Format: Online

Program Description:

To enable children with disabilities to reach their personal and academic potential requires caring teachers who have expertise in children’s learning and development, elementary curriculum content and pedagogy, and the specialized knowledge and skills to adapt learning environments and experiences to meet individual children’s needs.  The dual certification program in Childhood Education and Childhood Special Education for Grades 1-6 prepares such teachers through a rigorous academic program that builds on a foundation of childhood education and psychology, and provides a strong sequence of field experiences and student teaching.  Candidates gain the knowledge and skills they need to succeed supported by expert faculty, master teachers and field advisers/mentors.

The dual certification in childhood education and childhood special education program offers: A 45-credit Master of Science in Teaching degree (MST) for candidates who are not certified teachers.


Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Facts & Figures

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Loans Offered: Loans may be available. Applicants may apply by completing the Federal Application for Free Financial Aid (FAFSA). FAFSA Code: 002722

Locale: Large City

Size & Settings: 0-999

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