This 18-credit post-master’s program prepares teachers of children (grades 1–6) to educate all students in inclusive elementary classes. It enables teachers with childhood certification to obtain New York State certification as a Childhood Special Education Specialist. Pace University is one of few universities in New York to offer the courses required for this additional, and highly desirable, certification. All courses are 3 credits.
The criteria for admissions to the program are:
A bachelor's degree or higher from an accredited institution, undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or above, and an Initial or permanent/Professional teaching certificate as a classroom teacher.