Special Education & Childhood Education Combined Program

Photo of a teacher working with a group of small childrenBenefits of the B.S./M.S.Ed. Program

  • Earn 4 teaching certificates at the same time in:
    • Elementary school classrooms grades 1–6.
    • Special education settings grades 1–6.
    • Special education birth–2nd grade settings.
    • Childhood education birth–2nd grade settings.
  • Link educational theories, principles, concepts, and practice through extensive hands-on experience in elementary schools.
  • Benefit from an up-to-date and integrated curriculum that incorporates literacy and special education.
  • Learn to be a qualified, caring and competent educator.
  • Have personal advisement with full-time faculty.

Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Childhood Education (115–123 credits)
Masters of Science (M.S.Ed.) in Special Education (54 credits)

The degree has different parts:

  • General education courses required for all students (minimum of 35 credits).
  • Childhood education courses and extensive field experience (50 credits).
  • 30 to 38 credits in one of the following academic concentrations: art, biology, chemistry, earth science, English, French, mathematics, music, social studies, or Spanish.
  • Enter special education graduate classes in your 7th semester.

Program Requirements


Questions, Comments, Suggestions?

If you would like to learn more about our programs in special education at SUNY Plattsburgh, please contact:

Heidi Schnackenberg, Ph.D.

Program Area Coordinator, Master of Science in Education Programs
Office: Sibley Hall 309
Phone: (518) 564-5143
Fax: (518) 564-2149
Email: heidi.schnackenberg@plattsburgh.edu