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Early Childhood and Special Education, M.Ed.

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Become a NYS certified teacher in Early Childhood Education (birth-grade 2) or Students with Disabilities (birth-grade 2) through this affordable and flexible dual certification program; developed for working adults who want to become teachers.

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Thanks for your interest in Roberts! I can help answer any questions you have about the program and the admissions process. Feel free to schedule an appointment with me below or call or text me at 585.454.9026.

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Program Details

Standard Completion Time 
16 months full-time, 28 months part-time | Hybrid

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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

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    • Rochester City School District
    • Charter Schools
    • Public Schools
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    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

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    Adult and Graduate Admissions - 585.594.6600 | 800.777.4792 (toll free) - AGE-Admissions@roberts.edu