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Special Education Programs at SUNY Plattsburgh

Our faculty is committed to preparing educators who are:

  • Competent, caring, and qualified,
  • Anchored in the liberal arts,
  • Practice effective pedagogy,
  • Reflect on the teaching and learning process, and
  • Exemplify ethical, human, and democratic principles.

We offer a new, state-of-the-art, combined B.S. in Childhood Education and M.S.Ed. in Special Education program, as well as four M.S.Ed. Special Education graduate degree programs.

You’ll participate in a special education graduate program that provides an up-to-date curriculum that incorporates literacy and special education. You’ll benefit from extensive field experience in a variety of classroom settings. In the combined B.S./M.S.Ed. program, you'll even start teaching in your first undergraduate semester. Finally, you’ll receive personal advisement from experienced full-time faculty.

Through close relationships with faculty and peers, and excellent teaching — in our classrooms and in the schools — both our combined program and our special education graduate programs will fulfill your degree and teacher certification requirements.

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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: [email protected]

Cynthia McCarty, MSED, SDA
Lecturer, Teacher Education Unit
Program Leader, BSMSED/Masters in Special Education

Office: Sibley Hall 200B
Phone: (518) 564-5131
Email: [email protected]