• This 30-credit program for international students provides strong teacher preparation through courses and through authentic field work experiences in schools
  • Elective classes allow a choice in focus on early childhood curriculum, childhood curriculum, literacy, special education, or classroom environments
  • Benefit from Nazareth's accomplished faculty, clinically rich program, and innovative approaches to learning, which have given the College's inclusive education programs a long, proud history of transforming dedicated learners into well-prepared, effective educators


Classes are mostly evenings


Traditional (on-campus) classes, a few hybrid (half online) classes offered


Complete in as fast as 12 months full-time

Program Options

Choose an elective cluster of 12 credits in one of the following areas

  • Early Childhood Curriculum
  • Childhood Curriculum (grades 1-6)
  • Literacy
  • Special Education
  • Classroom Environment

Curriculum examples

  • Teacher Learner Research and Inquiry
  • Diverse Learners Learning and Learning Environments
  • Differentiated Curriculum/Instruction and Collaborative Practice
  • Curriculum in Early Childhood Education
  • Supporting Student with Challenging Behaviors
  • Internship in Inclusive Education
  • Exploring Autism

Making Grad School Affordable

Grants, scholarships, veterans benefits, partner benefits, loans, and undergraduate loan forgiveness are options for paying for this grad degree.


Professor's Perspective

"Representatives from our partner universities outside of the United States have expressed a significant need to equip teachers with skills to support more complex learners in the classrooms of today. This program is ideal for students from countries outside the United States who want to increase their knowledge and skills of educational pedagogy and practice and are not seeking certification to teach in New York state. "

Ellen Contopidis, Professor

What to Expect 

  • A blend of classroom instruction and on-site experience
  • Site-based classes at local partner schools and educational settings
  • Learn ways to address the needs of all learners in a classroom



How to Apply

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