Pace University and Harlem Village Academies MST Childhood and Special Education Program

Pace University and Progressive Education Institute’s Harlem Village Academies (PEI/HVA) have partnered to offer the Master of Science for Teachers (MST) in Childhood and Special Education, for teachers in the HVA charter school network. This 38-credit master degree Transitional B certification program leads to dual initial certification in childhood and special education, and an MST degree from Pace University. This program enables HVA faculty to earn an MST while also teaching; blending theoretical knowledge with practical classroom applications.

Interested Students: Teachers who are interested in joining the Progressive Education Institute and teaching at HVA can visit to apply. Contact for more information.

Curriculum. The curriculum for the program is designed collaboratively by the faculty who have expertise in the field of education. Pace School of Education programs are accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) and adheres to CAEP standards. 

Faculty. Faculty are from both Pace University and Harlem Village Academies.

Location. The program is taught at PEI/HVA (35 West 124th Street, New York, NY 10027) and online.

Tuition. PEI offers subsidized tuition, as established by a special arrangement between Pace and Harlem Village Academies. For more information on program costs, contact

Services. Students enrolled in the Pace University MST program at HVA have full access to Pace libraries and student services. Go to for more information. 


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