Secondary Education B.A. or B.S./Special Education M.A.

Secondary Education B.A. or B.S./Special Education M.A.

The dual degree in Secondary Education and Special Education is a 152-credit degree that can be earned in five years.

The graduate curriculum builds on the undergraduate education and provides students with NYS secondary teaching certificates in their major, as well as NYS teaching certificates as a Students with Disabilities Generalist (7-12), Students with Disabilities in their major (7-12), and an Annotation in Severe and Multiple Disabilities (PreK-12, all grades). Students in the dual degree program must take 6 credits in English, math, science and social science during their undergraduate program.

Applications for the dual degree are accepted in the second semester of the sophomore year. Students will take one graduate course in each of the fall and spring semesters of their junior and senior years.

Admission to the Dual Degree Program at SJC Long Island:

  • Students with a 3.2 cumulative GPA may apply for the dual degree program by filling out a graduate application (fee is waived)
  • Submit two recommendations from professors
  • Provide a writing sample
  • Interview with the director of the program