Special Education - Childhood (Grades 1 to 6)

Minimum Requirements for Degree (courses are subject to change)

Applicants to this program must hold or demonstrate eligibility for teacher certification in New York state for childhood education (grades 1-6).

This program requires a minimum of 36 credit-hours.


SPED 501. Introduction to Special Education (or equivalent)

Required Courses

SPED 521 Proactive Approaches to Behavior Intervention 4 credits
SPED 522 Collaboration with Families and Staff 4 credits
SPED 523 Assessment in Special Education 4 credits
SPED 541 Instructional Approaches for Inclusive Elementary­­ 
4 credits
SPED 528 Special Education Technology 4 credits
SPED 564 Educating Students with Severe Disabilities in Inclusive Settings 4 credits

Elective Courses

Students take at least two electives (8 credits), selected in consultation with the adviser.

Supervised Practicum in Grade 1-6

SPED 595

In-service Practicum and Seminar in Special Education 

Click here for the Special Education Student Teaching Handbook.

4 credits

Capstone Intervention Project

During the last semester of enrollment, each student submits a final project demonstrating competence as a teacher of students with disabilities. See Capstone Intervention Project  for more information.

Plan of Study Form

The Plan of Study Form for the Special Education Grades 1-6 MSEd Program provides students and advisors with a form to guide students through the requirements.

After studying this web page, direct questions about Binghamton University's childhood special education program to program coordinator Elizabeth Anderson via email or at 607-777-3890.

Last Updated: 3/17/17