The Touro undergraduate Special Education/General Education major seeks to prepare elementary school teachers who will have the knowledge and skills to create a productive learning environment in the classroom. As an Education major, you will learn to monitor and assess student learning and address the needs of all students, including those from different cultural and ethnic backgrounds, students from homes in which English is not spoken, students with disabilities, and gifted and talented students. 

We offers two bachelor of science degrees in Special Education/General Education and two minors in education. Minors are open to all non-education majors.

The bachelor of science degree comes with a required concentration in psychology and the option of an early childhood, or childhood track, in addition to the core requirements.

  • Early Childhood
    Early childhood education focuses on birth through grade two
  • Childhood
    Childhood Education covers grades one through six

Students who complete the Touro Education Program successfully and who meet all current New York State Education Department (NYSED) requirements will be able to apply for Initial New York State Teacher Certification.

Admission requirements for the Education major are separate from general college admissions requirements.

BS Requirements: 130 credits including 31 credits in psychology concentration and 41 credits in education track.

Pathway Program to Earn as MS in Applied Behavior Analysis

Are you interested in potentially pursuing an MS degree in Applied Behavior Analysis? As a behavior analyst, you will work with individuals diagnosed with autism and related disorders, primarily to improve academic learning and life skills. Our Pathway program allows you to earn graduate credits towards an MS in Applied Behavior Analysis as an undergraduate student, which allows you to reduce your course load in graduate school and earn your MS degree faster. This program also allows you to see if you’re interested in graduate study before you officially enroll in a master’s program. Through this program, you will enroll as an Applied Behavior Analysis MS student in the School of Health Sciences (SHS) of Touro University. To learn more about the Pathway program and see if it’s a good choice for your academic journey, visit our Behavioral Science Pathway Program page.