Early Childhood Special Education
(Birth to Grade 2)
Early Childhood & Childhood Special Education
(Birth to Grade 6)

Minimum Requirements for Degree
(courses are subject to change)

This program requires a minimum of 36 credit hours. Applicants to this program must hold or demonstrate eligibility for teacher certification in New York state for early childhood (B-2) or early childhood and childhood (B-6) education.


SPED 501 Introduction to Special Education (or equivalent)

Required Courses:

SPED 504 Educational Programs for Young Children with Disabilities 4 credits
SPED 506 Early Language and Emergent Literacy 4 credits
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 Classrooms 4 credits
SPED 528 Special Education Technology 4 credits
SPED 564 Educating Students with Severe Disabilities in Inclusive Settings 4 credits

Supervised Practicum in PreK to Grade 2 (or PreK to Grade 6)

SPED 595 In-service Practicum and Seminar in Special Education

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 B-2 or B-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 early childhood special education programs to Elizabeth Anderson via email or at 607-777-3890.

Last Updated: 3/10/17