Adolescence and Special Education, M.Ed.

Prepare for New York State teaching certification and earn a Master of Education degree in Adolescence and Special Education (Grades 7-12) in an affordable and flexible dual certification program developed for time-constrained adults.

Program Details

Standard Completion Time 
16 months | Hybrid

Program Credits 

Cost Per Credit 


When Can I Start?

Next Start Date:

Earn Initial Teacher Certification in Rochester, NY


  • Monday, January 4, 2021
  • Application Deadlines & Deposits
    • Submit your complete application by November 1, 2020 and your deposit is $50.00
    • Submit your complete application by December 1, 2020 and your deposit is $125.00
    • After these dates the deposit is $200.00

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Program Highlights

  • Work-friendly schedule (evening and online classes with full/part-time options)

  • Interview prep with local principals and superintendents

  • Faculty coaching through the certification process

  • Review sessions for certification exams

  • Teacher Immersion Fellowship Program (paid work in schools while enrolled)

  • Focus on connecting theory and practice

Popular Careers & Employers

Specialize your degree in a content areas

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Earth Science
  • English
  • French
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Social Studies
  • Spanish


  • Rochester City School District
  • Charter Schools
  • Public Schools
  • Private Schools

Alumni Making A Difference

Cory Gross

Cory Gross ’13

9th Grade Global Teacher, Rochester Career Mentor Charter School

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