Childhood and Special Education, M.Ed.


Become a NYS certified teacher in Childhood Education (grades 1-6) or Adolescence (grades 7-12) through this affordable and flexible dual certification program; developed for working adults who want to become teachers.


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


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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


  • Teacher


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

Alumni Making A Difference

Lori Garratt

Lori Garratt ’11

5th Grade Teacher, Canandaigua Elementary School

Nicole Matthis

Nicole Mathis '15

Special Education Teacher, Rochester City School District

Jacob Russell

Jacob Russell ’15

5th Grade Math/Science Teacher, Plato Academy in Clearwater, FL