FAQ

How long will it take to complete the program of study?

Students can complete the master of science in education degree program in early childhood and special education in two years.

What is the advisement process?

Students will be assigned a faculty advisor upon completion of the application for admission. Students should meet with the assigned advisor prior to beginning their program of study and periodically thereafter. The advisor will assist the student in planning his/her program.

How is admission to the program decided?

Decisions for admittance into the graduate program are based upon a comprehensive system, which includes multiple measures to assess the personal characteristics, communications and basic skills proficiency of candidates.

How to Apply

This system includes (a) application (b) official transcripts or in-progress letter (c) references (d) statement of intent (e) resume and/or experience profile

*Students may attend an interview which will examine the student's career goals, personal readiness for their program, multicultural sensitivity and awareness, and personal judgment and decision-making skills.

Is financial aid available?

Yes. If you are matriculated (accepted) student you may qualify for a Stafford Student Loan, a Federal Perkins Loan, a TAP award (New York state residents) or an OSAP Loan (Canadians).

Learn more at the Niagara University Financial Aid Office.

What are the requirements for graduation?

Students must maintain a B average in course work and successfully complete a comprehensive examination and all practicum and internship placements.