Nyack’s Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degree in Childhood Special Education, a five-year program, prepares students for New York State certification to teach children in grades one to six in general education, special education, or inclusive contexts. Our program has reciprocity with virtually all other states, allowing our graduates to teach outside of New York State with relative ease. Candidates are also certified by ACSI (Association of Christian Schools International).
Why Study Childhood Special Education at Nyack?
Nyack’s biblically based program is highly regarded by Christian, public, charter, and private schools for the quality of its graduates with regards to their intellect, pedagogy, and disposition. In addition, our program:
Leads to ACSI (Association of Christian School International) certification
Leads to New York State certification
Offers a Christian-centric study of childhood and special education (grades 1–6)
Strongly emphasizes diverse and inclusive clinical experiences
Offers overseas student teaching opportunities
Offers Global Service-Learning opportunities
Is taught by highly qualified and experienced Christian faculty
At a Glance
Standard Completion Time: 5 years
Accreditation: CAEP, CEC, ACEI
Concentrations: Communication and the Arts, English, English with TESOL emphasis
What Will I Study?
What it means to be a Christian teacher in grades one to grade six in childhood and special education contexts
Inclusive and diverse clinical experiences
Cognitive, moral, and social child development from a Christian perspective
The historical, social, and philosophical foundations of education
Research-based pedagogical instructional strategies and assessments across disciplines
Accommodations for diverse populations