Childhood special education initial/professional MSED

Degree Overview

This program will build on your knowledge of content and pedagogy for all learners and help you integrate additional strategies and tools to support diverse learners across the general education curricula. Program focus includes developing skills for effective co-teaching in multiple content areas, providing specialized instruction for students with disabilities, and integrating assistive technology. Cultivate specialized professional knowledge of effective practices and interventions to help students with disabilities develop individual literacy abilities and positive behaviors.

You will extend your specialized professional development through course-related field experiences supported by program faculty. Gain school-based experience co-teaching content classes, providing supplemental instruction (e.g., resource room) and serving students with varied learning characteristics, including students with autism and other developmental disabilities.

Program Requirements

To verify that you meet the requirements to apply to this program please contact the Curriculum and Instruction Department in the School of Education to arrange an advisement meeting.

Program requirements for Initial Certification and Professional Certification are officially described in the current SUNY Oswego Graduate Catalog. You may request additional information on the Graduate Studies website (or contact 315.312.3152, 601 Culkin Hall, SUNY Oswego, Oswego, NY 13126). For all NYSED teaching certificates, meeting other criteria for NYSED teacher certification is also required (see

For further information contact Amanda Fenlon, Department Chair, Curriculum & Instruction Department, 110B Wilber Hall, SUNY Oswego, Oswego NY 13126, 315.312.4052.