Childhood Education/Special Education All Grades

The Special Education Master of Science Degree Program at Canisius is designed for those dedicated to meet the needs of students with disabilities, placing a strong emphasis on theory, research and practicum experience.  The curriculum enables candidates to develop an understanding of etiology, related psychological and social factors and techniques proven effective for teaching students with diverse learning needs.  

This program results in initial New York State Certification in Childhood Education (Grades 1-6) and Teaching Students with Disabilities (All Grades - PreK-12).

$915/credit hour
2 years
54 Credits, Full-time or Part-time
Initial Childhood and SWD 1-6
Currently Accepting Applications For
Spring, Summer, Fall


The graduate special education programs offer flexibility to enroll full-time or part time to meet your scheduling needs.

"What I learned at Canisius prepared me for writing IEPs, progress notes, and forming relationships with my students’ families."
Claire Boehly '19

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