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The UFT Course Program has collaborated with Touro College to offer three master’s programs leading to Master of Science in Education and Special Education or Master of Science in Special Education (see below). 

All of these programs have been approved by the Department of Education.

It is highly recommended that students contact Touro College to seek advisement before beginning a course of study.

IMPORTANT NOTICE
Students who are already matriculated at Touro College cannot register for these courses.


PROOF OF IMMUNIZATION IS REQUIRED

Students born on or after Jan. 1, 1957, who have never taken a course with Touro College are required to provide proof of immunization from measles, mumps and rubella by the start of classes.


Potential graduates should be aware that since most off-campus courses end later than those on campus, a diploma may not be awarded until the semester following the completion of coursework.


MASTER OF SCIENCE IN EDUCATION AND SPECIAL EDUCATION

Touro College, in conjunction with the UFT Course Program, is offering three master’s programs leading to New York State certification in both Education and Special Education:

MASTER OF SCIENCE IN EDUCATION AND SPECIAL EDUCATION, BIRTH-GRADE 2 (36 credits)

The Early Childhood program offers study of early childhood development, early intervention, and learning and teaching processes in preschool, kindergarten and primary grade levels. This program leads to NYS Initial or Professional Teacher Certification in early childhood education (birth-grade 2) and teaching students with disabilities (birth-grade 2) upon graduation from the program and completion of all NYS Education Department (NYSED) requirements, including passing grades on NYSED teacher certification examinations. NYS Professional Teacher Certification is awarded after three full years (September-June) of full-time teaching experience.

MASTER OF SCIENCE IN EDUCATION AND SPECIAL EDUCATION, GRADES 1-6 (36 credits)

The Childhood program offers study of childhood development and the learning and teaching processes in grades 1-6. This program leads to NYS Initial or Professional Teacher Certification in childhood education (grades 1-6) and teaching students with disabilities (grades 1-6) upon graduation from the program and completion of all NYS Education Department (NYSED) requirements, including passing grades on NYSED teacher certification examinations. NYS Professional Teacher Certification is awarded after three full years (September-June) of full-time teaching experience.

MASTER OF SCIENCE IN EDUCATION AND SPECIAL EDUCATION, GRADES 7-12 (42 credits)

The program in teaching students with disabilities at the grade 7-12 level offers study of adolescent development and learning and teaching processes, particularly as they pertain to students with disabilities, at the grade 7-12 level. This program leads to New York State Initial or Professional Teacher Certification in teaching students with disabilities, generalist, grades 7-12, upon graduation from the program and completion of New York State Education Department (NYSED) requirements, including receipt of passing grades on NYSED teacher certification examinations and a three-hour workshop on autism. NYS Professional Teacher Certification is awarded after three full years (September - June) of full-time teaching experience.

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS
General Core Courses

Initially, non-matriculated students must take the following five General Core Courses (15 credits) at $600 per 3-credit course (plus $50 registration fee), as offered through the UFT’s “T” program of study:

  • EDPN 620: Child Development and Learning in Cultural Context
  • EDSN 600: History and Philosophy of Education and Special Education
  • EDSN 640: Assessment of Individual Differences in General Education and Special Education: A Socio-Cultural Perspective
  • EDSN 650: Educational Technology in General and Special Education
  • SEDN 602: Introduction to Teaching Students with Disabilities

NOTE: If successfully completed (with grades not below a “C”) these courses will be applied to the Touro MS degree program, upon matriculation. Please note courses older than six years may not be applied to MS program.

APPLYING FOR MATRICULATION

Once students have successfully completed six courses through the UFT Course Program and met all other matriculation requirements, they may apply for matriculation to Touro College. All additional credits must be taken on campus at the tuition rate of $1,475 per 3-credit course. Tuition rates are subject to change.

Requirements for matriculation to MS in Education and Special Education Programs:
  • A minimum undergraduate grade point average of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale)
  • A minimum grade point average of 3.0 in the courses taken through the UFT Course Program
  • GRE exam or MAT plus Touro College Writing Exam or equivalent established by Touro. Please note: 2018-19 average scores for incoming class as follows: GRE 145.6V, 143.5Q and 3.30 Writing; MAT 378
  • An undergraduate major or its equivalent in the Liberal Arts and Sciences
  • Undergraduate work in each of the following areas:
    • English Composition (any English writing course)
    • Literature (any literature course)
    • Social Science (sociology, economics, social psychology, political science, etc.)
    • Foreign language
    • Computer Literacy (any computer course)
    • Science (biology, chemistry, physics, astronomy, etc.)
    • History (any history course)
    • Mathematics (pre-calculus, calculus, college math, etc.)
    • Speech (communication, public speaking, fundamentals of speech, etc.)
    • The Arts (music, painting, history of music, graphic design, etc.)

To matriculate, you will need to schedule an appointment with your Touro advisor: