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Master of Science 

Special Education (Intern Certification)

Program of Study

You could complete the program over 12 months, starting in June. After taking introductory courses over the summer, you take advanced evening classes and participate in integrated fieldwork throughout the fall and spring semesters. These applied learning experiences take place in local classrooms with students with special needs.

As a student at UAlbany, you get to work with children and specialists in educational settings such as schools, community organizations, and other learning sites. Your work will require both professional responsibilities and professional interactions.


See graduate program for details.

For more information email Dr. Saddler at

Core Courses

  • Classroom Literacy Instruction
  • Instructional Environments and Practices for Students with Disabilities
  • Developing Reading Comprehension and Content Knowledge for Students with Disabilities
  • Math and Inquiry Instruction for Students with Disabilities
  • Managing School and Classroom-wide Student Behavior to Promote Efficient and Effective Instruction
  • Teaching Students with Severe and Multiple Disabilities
  • Assessment of Students with Disabilities
  • Teaching Written Expression to Students with Disabilities
  • Educating Students with Emotional Disorders and Challenging Behaviors: Advanced Tiers of Support

Clinical Internship

  • Clinical Internship Seminar: Teaching Students with Disabilities
  • One of the following: Teaching Students with Disabilities; Clinical Internship: Teaching Students with Disabilities; or Clinical Internship: Teaching Students with Emotional and Behavioral Disorders

Additional Requirements

  • Needs of Students with Autism Training
  • Dignity for All Students Act (DASA) Training
Student Learning Objectives

Learning objectives that UAlbany students are expected to attain through their course of study within their academic program.

Master of Science
  • Students will demonstrate a broad knowledge of the theoretical basis of educational psychology.
  • Students will demonstrate knowledge of the research basis of educational psychology and will have methodological competence to carry out primary statistical analyses and to evaluate the credibility of research findings.
  • Students will be able to design and carry out a small-scale research study that addresses a relevant issue in the field of educational psychology.

Careers and Advisement

The Pathways Into Education (PIE) Center is the central office on campus serving undergraduate, graduate, and prospective students interested in pursuing careers in education and programs leading to teacher certification.

Please call or email to schedule an appointment.

Graduate Advisement:
Email Graduate Advisement
(518) 442-3529