The Graduate Programs in Special Education (GPSE) are accredited by the New York State Education Department and have been awarded exemplary status by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education and the Council for Exceptional Children. GPSE prepare candidates to work with school-age individuals with disabilities through obtaining either a Master of Science in Education degree or a Post-Masters Certificate in Special Education. Typically, upon acceptance to the GPSE, candidates teach in general or special education settings and hold Initial Certification from the New York State Education Department (NYSED) in general or special education in the age-range of their GPSE program. Candidates seeking a Post-Masters Certificate in Special Education must have Masters degree in general education for admission.
Upon program completion, graduates are eligible for NYSED professional certification in special education and professional certification in their respective general education area (i.e., the area in which they held initial certification). Consistent with NYSED requirements, the following programs are offered:
Early Childhood Special Education (Birth—Grade 2)
Project I-CARE Scholarship Program
Childhood Special Education (Grades 1—6)
Adolescent Special Education: Generalist (Grades 7—Age 21)
Dual Certification Program in Elementary and Childhood Special Education (Grades 1-6)
Post-Masters Advanced Certificate in Special Education
Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA)
NYS Autism Provider Training
For specific program information, go to Special Education Handbook
Openings are competitively filled; admission cannot be guaranteed to all who meet the stated requirements. Applications, which are accepted up to April 1 for September admission, are accepted online only. Further admissions information can be obtained from the Office of Graduate Admissions, Jefferson Hall, Room 105, Queens College/CUNY, Flushing, NY 11367-1597. Telephone (718) 997-5200.
For additional information, contact
MSED Birth - Grade 2 Advisor - Peishi.Wang@qc.cuny.edu
MSED Grades 1 - 6 Advisor - Anne.Dilts@qc.cuny.edu or Christopher.Oliva@qc.cuny.edu
MSED Grades 7 - 12 Advisor - Denise.Ferrara@qc.cuny.edu or Sara.Woolf@qc.cuny.edu
MAT Dual Certification Grades 1-6 Advisor - Denise.Ferrara@qc.cuny.edu
Post-Masters Advanced Certificate Advisor - Peishi.Wang@qc.cuny.edu
Board Certified Behavior Analyst Advisor - Peishi.Wang@qc.cuny.edu
NYS Autism Provider Training - Office of Professional and Continuing Studies
Graduate Special Education Programs, Division of Education, ECP, Powdermaker Hall, Room 033, Queens College/CUNY, Flushing, NY 11367-1597. Telephone (718) 997-5250 .