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CSPED-MSED - Special Education


Official Name of Program

Special Education

Plan Code


Department(s) Sponsoring Program



Degree Designation

MSED - Master of Science in Education



NYSED Program Code

25661 - CSPED-MSED

CIP Code


This graduate program (Academic Plan: CSPE-MSED and CSPED-MSED) prepares teacher candidates for effective teaching of students with behavior/mental challenges autism, and learning disabilities. Graduates from the behavior disorders track of the Childhood Special Education program are well prepared to teach in all educational settings, serving in hospitals, clinics, and public, charter, private, and parochial schools. They do so in roles such as collaborative teach teachers (CTT), inclusion support providers (“push in” teachers), head teachers in self-contained classrooms, behavior support personnel, and general education teachers.

The master’s degree in Childhood Special Education: Behavior Disorders offers two programs. Program 1 (Academic Plan: CSPE-MSED) is for those who do not hold NYS certification and leads to dual certification in childhood education and students with disabilities grades 1-6. Program 2 (Academic Plan: CSPED-MSED) is for those who hold NYS certification and leads to single certification in students with disabilities grades 1-