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Special Education

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)​
  • Applied Behavior Analysis at Queens​
  • NYS Aut​ism 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 May15 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.

  • Apply online:

      For additional information, contact   

  • MSED Birth - Grade 2 Advisor -

  • MSED Grades 1 - 6 Advisor - or ​

                                                     or or​

  • MSED Grades 7 - 12 Advisor - or

  • MAT Dual Certification Grades 1-6 Advisor -

  • Post-Masters Advanced Certificate Advisor -

  • Board Certified Behavior Analyst Advisor- or​

  • 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 .

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     Office Information

    Chair: Lynn Calhoun Howell

    Powdermaker Hall, Room 033
    65-30 Kissena Blvd.

    Flushing, NY 11367

    Phone: 718-997-5250, 5240
    Fax: 718-997-5248

    Program Coordinator:
    Peishi Wang
    Phone: 718-997-5386
    Fax: 718-997-5248

    Fredda Brown
    Anne Dilts
    Denise L. Ferrara
    Sun A. Kim
    Lenwood Gibson
    Craig A. Michaels
    Christopher M. Oliva
    Peishi Wang
    Sara B. Woolf

    Administrative Staff:
    Jaclyn Arroyo


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