Jewish Childhood Education & Special Education

The only one of its kind, our master's program in Jewish Childhood Education & Special Education, led by Jewish special education expert, Dr. Jeff Lichtman, is geared towards educators in the Jewish community and with a unique focus on Jewish education, candidates will be prepared to work in a wide variety of teaching and leadership positions in schools and other special education settings. Graduates of this two-year master of science in education program will be eligible for dual NYSED licensure in Special Education and Education, upon completing all NYSED requirements.

This program provides ongoing professional development and support to its graduates as well as career counseling to help each graduate achieve their professional goals in balance with their life goals.

What You'll Learn

Taught by leading practitioners in the field, courses are built on empirically-based theory and innovative practice in educational methodology. Course offerings include understanding learning disabilities and evidence-based intervention; positive and successful classroom management; and teaching of Hebrew reading (Kriah) effectively. Emphasis will be placed on understanding the student and his context, in order to provide meaningful and engaging instruction.

Admissions & Contact

Applicants must follow the general admission requirements & guidelines for the Graduate School of Education. Any questions? Please reach out to Dr. Jeff Lichtman, program chair.

Course Schedule

COVID-19 Update

For fall 2020 and spring 2021 semesters all Graduate School of Education courses will take place online. Check with your specific program for the exact format and platform they are using.