M.S. in Education degree program: teacher of students with disabilities generalist (grades 7-12)
HEGIS code 0808
NYS SED program code 31136

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Admission Requirements

The program is no longer accepting new applications for Fall 2020 for the following reason: The program has closed applications for Fall 2020. Please apply for Fall 2021

Department Childhood, Bilingual and Special Education
Fall Application Deadline July 10th
Spring Application Deadline The program does not accept applications for Spring
Supporting Documents for Matriculation:
Submit the following documents to the Office of Graduate Admissions: transcripts from all colleges and universities attended (applicants who earned a bachelor's degree outside the United States need to submit a 'Course by Course International Transcript Evaluation.' http://www.brooklyn.cuny.edu/web/admissions/graduate/apply/documents.php), two letters of recommendation, resume, photocopy of New York State or other state teaching certificate, a brief biographical statement of 500 to 1,000 words describing your reasons for pursuing the specific graduate program to which you are applying and your future professional goals. GRE required. Refer to instructions at http://www.brooklyn.cuny.edu/web/admissions/graduate/apply.php .
All students accepted in to the School of Education are required to submit fingerprint verification before signing up for most education classes. Verification is needed if you already have fingerprint records or not. Please read the instructions in the link http://www.brooklyn.cuny.edu/web/academics/schools/education/certification/fingerprints.php, and if you have questions about the instructions, you can contact Helen Spencer at HSpencer@brooklyn.cuny.edu
TOEFL (paper, computer, internet) 650, 280, 114
Examinations GRE General Test


These requirements will become effective as of Fall 2020 semester.
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Matriculation requirements
Applicants must present a minimum undergraduate scholastic index of 3.0. Applicants are interviewed and required to demonstrate written proficiency in English during the interview process. A minimum grade point average of 3.0 in graduate education courses is required to maintain matriculation. International applicants for whom English is a second language are required to pass the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) with a minimum score of 650 on the paper-based test, or 280 on the computer-based test, or 114 on the Internet-based test, before being considered for graduate studies.

Applicants must qualify for a New York State Transitional B Certificate as a Teacher of Students with Disabilities Generalist (7-12). Students who do not possess Transitional B Alternative Certification Certificates or who have Transitional B Alternative Certificates but who are not employed as teachers will be required to complete six credits of student teaching.

Applicants must present evidence of six credits of prior upper division undergraduate or graduate work in each of four areas: humanities, including English; social sciences; mathematics; physical and/or life sciences.

Applicants are required to demonstrate written proficiency in English and must submit three appropriate letters of recommendation.

Applicants are interviewed and required to demonstrate written proficiency in English during the interview process

Applicants are admitted to this program only for the fall semester. Students should note additional requirements found at the beginning of this section as well as in the sections "Admissions" and "Academic Regulations and Procedures" in the Graduate Bulletin.

Thirty-three credits are required for the degree.

33 credits in the following courses:

Students must complete 21 credits in the following education courses: CBSE 7674T, 7676T, 7678T,7664T, 7657T, 7659T, 7503 or SEED 7503; and 12 credits in graduate liberal arts and sciences courses.

Students may be counseled to take CBSE 7699 and/or CBSE 7681 in addition to these courses.

In addition, students must complete a research project under advisement of a faculty member in Education - CBSE 7657T.