Degree Programs & Scholarships

Rising enrollments and the current focus on ASDs, early childhood and special education bode well for job prospects in New York State. Early Childhood Special Education programs prepare you to teach all young children, birth through grade 2, in a variety of settings that include center-based and home-based infant and toddler and early intervention programs, day care, Head Start, and private and public schools and preschools. Other special education programs may prepare you to teach children in grades 1-6 and students with disabilities in grades 1-6. To qualify for initial certification in New York, you will be required to take the New York State certification examinations. Certification in New York is a generic certificate for teaching students with mental, emotional, physical, and multiple disabilities. New York State has separate certificates to serve students with visual, hearing or speech disabilities.

Brooklyn College of the CUNY  
2900 Bedford Avenue
Brooklyn NY 11210-2889
Bachelors and Masters Degree
Special Education
http://www.brooklyn.cuny.edu/

Buffalo State College of SUNY
1300 Elmwood Avenue
Buffalo NY 14222-1095
Bachelors and Masters Degree
Special Education
http://www.buffalostate.edu/

Canisius College  
2001 Main Street
Buffalo NY 14208-1098
Bachelors
Special Education
http://www.canisius.edu/

City College of the CUNY   
Convent Avenue at 138th Street
New York NY 10031-9198
Bachelors and Masters Degree
Special Education
http://www1.ccny.cuny.edu/

D'Youville College  
320 Porter Avenue
Buffalo NY 14201-1084
Bachelors and Masters Degree
Special Education
http://www.dyc.edu/

Daemen College  
4380 Main Street
Amherst NY 14226-3592
Bachelors and Masters Degree
Special Education
http://www.daemen.edu/

Dominican College of Blauvelt  
470 Western Highway
Orangeburg NY 10962-1210
Bachelors and Masters Degree
Special Education
http://www.dc.edu/

Dowling College  
Idle Hour Boulevard
Oakdale NY 11769-1999
Bachelors and Masters Degree
Special Education
http://www.dowling.edu/

Elmira College
One Park Place
Elmira NY 14901
Bachelors and Masters Degree
Special Education
http://www.elmira.edu/

Herkimer County Community College  
Reservoir Road
Herkimer NY 13350
Bachelors
Special Education
http://www.hccc.ntcnet.com/

Keuka College  
Keuka Park NY 14478-0098 
Bachelors and Masters Degree
Special Education
http://keuka.edu/

Manhattan College  
4513 Manhattan College Parkway
Riverdale NY 10471
Bachelors and Masters Degree
Special Education
http://www.manhattan.edu/

Manhattanville College  
2900 Purchase Street
Purchase NY 10577-2132
Bachelors
Special Education
http://www.mville.edu/

Marist College  
3399 North Road
Poughkeepsie NY 12601-1387
Bachelors
Special Education
http://www.marist.edu/

Marymount College  
100 Marymount Avenue
Tarrytown NY 10591-3796
Bachelors
Special Education
http://www.fordham.edu/

Molloy College  
1000 Hempstead Avenue
Rockville Centre NY 11571-5002
Bachelors
Special Education
http://www.molloy.edu/

Mount Saint Mary College
330 Powell Avenue
Newburgh NY 12550-3494
Bachelors
Special Education
http://www.msmc.edu/

College of Mount Saint Vincent  
6301 Riverdale Avenue
Riverdale NY 10471-1093
Bachelors
Special Education
http://www.mountsaintvincent.edu/

Nazareth College of Rochester  
4245 East Avenue
Rochester NY 14618-3790
Bachelors
Special Education
http://www.naz.edu/

College of New Rochelle  
29 Castle Place
New Rochelle NY 10805-2308
Bachelors and Masters Degree
Special Education
http://www.cnr.edu/

New York University  
22 Washington Square North
New York NY 10011
Bachelors and Masters Degree
Special Education
http://www.nyu.edu/

Niagara University  
Niagara University NY 14109
Bachelors and Masters Degree
Special Education
http://www.niagara.edu/

Pace University
1 Pace Plaza
New York City NY 10038
Bachelors and Masters Degree
Special Education
http://www.pace.edu/

Plattsburgh State University  
101 Broad Street
Plattsburgh NY 12901-2681
Bachelors and Masters Degree
Special Education
http://www.plattsburgh.edu/

Roberts Wesleyan College  
2301 Westside Drive
Rochester NY 14624-1997
Bachelors and Masters Degree
Special Education

Russell Sage College  
45 Ferry Street
Troy NY 12180-4115
Bachelors
Special Education
http://www.sage.edu/

The College of Saint Rose  
432 Western Avenue
Albany NY 12203-1419
Bachelors and Masters Degree
Special Education
http://www.strose.edu/

St. John Fisher College  
3690 East Avenue
Rochester NY 14618-3597
Bachelors and Masters Degree
Special Education

SUNY College at Cortland  
PO Box 2000
Cortland NY 13045
Bachelors
Special Education
http://www.cortland.edu/

SUNY College at Geneseo  
1 College Circle
Geneseo NY 14454-1401
Bachelors and Masters Degree
Special Education
http://www.geneseo.edu/

SUNY College at Old Westbury  
Route 107
PO Box 210
Old Westbury NY 11568-0210
Bachelors
Special Education
http://www.oldwestbury.edu/

Syracuse University  
200 Crouse-Hinds Hall
900 South Crouse Avenue
Syracuse NY 13244-2130
Bachelors, Masters, Doctorate
Special Education
http://www.syracuse.edu/ 

Financial Aid and scholarships are available through a variety of sources.  Check with individual institutions for their Financial Aid application deadlines.

Scholarships also may be available from local autism organizations such as:

Foundation for Educating Children with Autism
PO Box 813
Mt. Kisco, NY 10549
Tel: (914) 941-3322
www.fecainc.org

FECA provides scholarship assistance to college students taking applied behavior analysis coursework.