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2012-2013 Graduate Catalog 
2012-2013 Graduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

M.S.E.D. Childhood Special Education Grades 1-6, Professional Certification


Applicants must have a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution and be eligible for a NYS Initial Certificate as a teacher in Childhood Special Education 1–6.
The following materials must be submitted to the Graduate Office, 606 Culkin Hall:

  1. Application for Admission to Master’s Degree and Part II Graduate Applicant Essay;
  2. An official transcript for all undergraduate and graduate work;
  3. Two letters of recommendation: One from a college Professor (preferably a methods instructor) and a second from the student teaching experience;
  4. Minimum Bachelor’s GPA of 2.70. If the index is 2.69 or below, the score from the Graduate Record Exam (GRE), (General Aptitude) or Miller’s Analogy Test (MAT) must be submitted with the application materials. To be considered, an applicant must score in the Fiftieth percentile or better;
  5. Attendance at a Program Information Meeting. These meetings are scheduled prior to the deadline for completing the program planning. To schedule a time contact the Curriculum and Instruction Department at 315-312-4052 or email cigrad@oswego.edu;
  6. Evidence of meeting requirements for NYS Initial Childhood Special Education.

Application materials are due by March 1 for summer and fall admission and October 1 for spring admission.All applicants will be reviewed at one time following the admission deadlines. Completed applications received after the closing dates will be reviewed in the next application period.

Degree Candidacy

It is the responsibility of the student to file for Degree Candidacy when 12 to 18 credit hours have been completed. Hours completed beyond 18 without candidacy are subject to forfeiture. Candidate must have a grade of B- or better in every Special Education course and an overall cumulative average of 3.0 or better to qualify for degree candidacy.