Master’s in Adolescent Special Education / Professional Certification

Please note: The GRE is NO LONGER REQUIRED.
Please note: Classes are online through February 12, 2022.

The M.S. in Adolescent Special Education program at the College of Mount Saint Vincent is a clinically-rich, accelerated program designed for initially certified teachers who are looking for professional certification on the adolescent (grades 7-12)  level. Students who complete the program will be eligible for NYS Professional Certification in both Special Education and your initial area of certification.

This program blends vital academic content with practical classroom teaching experience and will take you through everything you need to meet the requirements for Professional NYS certification in your initial area of certification and Special Education, including test prep for your Content Specialty Test.

Our partner programs are designed for working professionals, to be practical, affordable, and convenient. Our completion rate and the success of our thousands of graduates (teachers, counselors, principals, superintendents, etc) speak to the importance of our program design and the large and helpful network effect you’ll have when you graduate. 

There is a teacher shortage. When you graduate you’ll be highly skilled and qualified in a high-need area. 

  • 35 Credit program, complete in 4 semesters
  • $425 per credit — this tuition is fixed for your whole program
  • $45 per semester technology fee
  • No additional fees or tuition increases for the duration of your program
  • Federal Financial Aid and payment plans available
  • Courses held in downtown Brooklyn, Suffolk, and Nassau on Saturdays from 8:30 – 4:00 (*** Online through February 12, 2022 ***)
  • Free CST Test Prep courses offered on Sundays and weeknights
  • College of Mount Saint Vincent will accept up to 6 transfer credits
  • Students need to be initially certified at application
  • Upon graduation, students will be eligible for professional certification in Special Education AND your area of initial certification, in Adolescent Education
  • Total cost is $15,055
  • Complete the program in only 4 semesters

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Chris Avery
718-923-9333 x 836


The College of Mount Saint Vincent is an academically excellent, authentically inclusive, independent liberal arts college that provides high quality opportunities for professional advancement, accomplishment, and service through graduate and certificate programs.  At Mount Saint Vincent, a student’s education extends beyond knowledge, skills, and preparation for work. We seek the development of the whole person by fostering an understanding of our common humanity, a commitment to human dignity, and a full appreciation of our obligations to each other.

Take advantage of the mission, history, and experience of the College of Mount Saint Vincent, now available through our partnership in Brooklyn.  We offer CMSV’s courses with the same practicality, affordability, and convenience you’ve come to expect from CITE programs.