Childhood or Adolescent Special Education with an Annotation in Severe and Multiple Disabilities

Childhood or Adolescent Special Education with an Annotation in Severe and Multiple Disabilities

The M.A. in Childhood or Adolescence Special Education with an Annotation in Severe and Multiple Disabilities is one of the best and most comprehensive programs available in Brooklyn.

In only 36 credits, the part-time program provides innovative preparation for excellence in the field of special education. All students in this program become eligible for the following certifications (dependent on their initial certifications):

  • Childhood students with disabilities
  • Secondary generalist for students with disabilities

Content specialist extensions are available in:

  • Earth science
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Social studies
  • Spanish

Every student will be eligible for the Annotation in Severe and Multiple Disabilities (Pre-K through 12, all grades).

Graduates from this program are currently experiencing success in classrooms on Long Island, the New York City area and out of state as special education educators, directors and doctoral candidates. Our students are highly regarded and regularly sought after by school districts.

Accelerate Your Career

Students who complete an M.A. in Childhood or Adolescence Special Education at St. Joseph’s College can complete the following programs at an accelerated rate:


Manuela Adsuar-Pizzi
Principal St. Francis Xavier – Queen of All Saints

“I wanted to reach out to St. Joseph's to tell you how absolutely proud you should be of your former student, who is a kindergarten teacher and now coordinator of Special Education Services at our school. Today she ran a full-day PD for the entire staff on meeting the needs of students with IEPs in our school. Her resources and information were phenomenal, and each and every teacher stated that it was easily the best PD they had ever attended because they were able to feel inspired, learn from each other, have time to work together and plan, and they felt supported. She provided so much information that was pragmatic and immediately applicable to classroom practice, and she provided a part of the day where teachers participated in classroom inter-visitations and were able to learn from each other and coordinate, collaborate and share ideas. Thank you for doing such a great job with your students — the world needs more teachers and practitioners like them in our schools.”