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Bronxville's Concordia College Launches New Master's Program

Concordia College announced a new master's program in early childhood special education.
Concordia College announced a new master's program in early childhood special education. Photo Credit: Contributed

BRONXVILLE, N.Y. -- Concordia College in Broxville recently announced a new master's of science program in early childhood special education.

The master’s degree program in early childhood special education offers two options. For certified teachers, the 34- to 37-credit program leads to a recommendation for New York State certification in early childhood special education from birth to Grade 2.

For individuals who hold a bachelor’s degree in an area other than education, a 46-credit program leads to a recommendation for New York State dual certification in both general and special Education for children from birth to Grade 2.

“We are thrilled to announce this new program, as there is a real need for qualified early childhood teachers,” Dr. Stephanie Squires, Director of the Master’s Program at Concordia College, said in a statement.

“We are already seeing legislative movement toward universal pre-K and kindergarten programs in the New York City metropolitan area that could extend throughout New York State. Students entering into this program now could be preparing for an emerging need for educators with specialization in early childhood and special education, in particular.”

The program features an evening/weekend schedule, small classes and extensive fieldwork opportunities. Student interaction in local schools may occur as early in the curriculum as their first education class. In addition, students receive an iPad and all textbooks are loaned through the college’s book lending program.

For more information, ontact the Admission Office at (914) 337-9300, x2155 or admission@concordia-ny.edu .

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