Teaching Students with Disabilities in

Childhood Education Grades 1-6

(Initial Certification)

Online 36 credits * 2 years
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Program Highlights & Benefits

Flexible, online format

Leads to Initial NYS Certification as a Teacher of Students with Disabilities for Grades 1-6

No GRE required


Certified teachers who wish to earn their initial certification to teach students with disabilities in the 1-6 grade level. Pre-requisites: six credits in ELA, six credits in math, six credits in social sciences, six credits in science, three credits in foreign languages. Credits may be earned at the undergraduate level, and must be completed prior to completing 12 credits of the Molloy graduate program.

What You Learn

Teacher candidates will be prepared to teach students with disabilities through the use of evidence based teaching approaches, cutting edge technology, in an intimate and personalized higher education setting.

How You Learn

Courses are all online asynchronous.

Career Outcomes

Upon completion of the program students will receive a Master of Science in addition to Initial Certification in SWD Grades 1-6.

Degree Requirements

EDU 5020Theoretical Foundations and Teaching Practices of Regular and Special Education for Birth-Grade 2, Childhood 1-6, Adolescence 7-123
EDU 5130Meeting the Needs of Culturally Diverse Students in Inclusive Classrooms in Birth-Grade 2, Childhood 1-6 and Adolescence 7-123
EDU 5220Current Issues in Early Childhood Education, Birth-Grade 2: Assessment of Progress, Relationships, Families, Legal & Community Issues3
EDU 5230Instructional Applications of the Internet- Integrating Digital Age Tools into Instruction, Classroom Management, Communication, Collaboration3
EDU 5240Diverse Abilities and Needs of Students in Inclusive Classrooms Birth Grade-2, Childhood 1-6 and Adolescence 7-123
EDU 5275Characteristics of Students with Disabilities, Including Developmental Disabilities and Autism Spectrum Disorder3
EDU 5276Assessment, Diagnosis and Evaluation of Students with Disabilities3
EDU 5277Strategies, Methods and Environments for Teaching Childhood Students with Disabilities3
EDU 5279Curriculum Content, Practices and Environmental Issues for Teaching Childhood Students with Disabilities3
EDUC 5641Thesis and Capstone Proposal Development for Special Education and Inclusive Classrooms in Childhood Education3
EDU 5651Thesis and Capstone Project for Special Education and Inclusive Classrooms in Childhood Education3
EDUC 5630Special Education Practicum0
EDUC 5540Special Education Practicum Seminar3
 Total Credit Hours:36