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Childhood, Bilingual, and Special Education

The Department of Childhood, Bilingual, and Special Education is perfect for career-changers who want to make a difference in young lives.

Here, you can either learn how to teach exuberant pupils in grades one through six, or join the burgeoning field of special education. As a teacher of students in grades one through six, your intellect will be engaged by the challenges of covering different kinds of material. Attaining a master's in childhood education will put on the path to gaining certification by the New York State Department of Education to teach in these classrooms. Special education requires exceptional teachers. A caring, patient and resilient person, you're attuned to the fact that individuals have different needs when it comes to education. Special education students experience a variety of obstacles, and our program will show you what those are and how you can help students of all ages overcome them.

Important Information for Entering Graduate Students

The Graduate Record Examination (GRE) General Test is required for a number of our graduate programs. Details are listed at
Note that entering graduate students in fall 2016 are exempt from the GRE requirement if they enroll in Summer I courses.

Contact Information

Department Chairperson: Alma Rubal-Lopez

Location: 2105 James Hall
Phone: 718.951.5447