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Phone: (585) 385-8161
Fax: (585) 385-8344

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There are no upcoming Education admissions events scheduled at this time. Please contact Graduate Admissions at (585) 385-8344 or for more information about our programs.

M.S. in Adolescence Education/Special Education

The M.S. in Adolescence Education/Special Education Program is designed for candidates who have a bachelor's degree and who seek dual initial certification in Special Education and one of the following fields for grades 7-12.

  • English
  • French
  • Social Studies
  • Spanish

Note: If you are interested in being certified to teach math or science (Biology, Chemistry, Math, or Physics), please refer to our M.S. in Mathematics/Science/Technology Education program.

The Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. School of Education is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).

Program Highlights

  • 42 credit hour program
  • Completed in 5 semesters (21 months)
  • Structured around working professionals
  • Classes meet Friday evenings/Saturdays (every other weekend) and one evening per week
  • Starts in fall semester only
  • Applicants are encouraged to meet with an admissions counselor to have a transcript evaluation done to review undergraduate credit for NY State Certification

General Application Requirements

M.S. in Adolescence Education/Special Education

If you have questions regarding the application process, please contact the Office of Graduate Admissions at (585) 385-8161 or

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