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Hofstra University

Specialized Programs in Education

Hempstead, NY

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Hofstra University

Overview

Hofstra University / Specialized Programs in Education is located in Hempstead, NY, in a suburban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
(Advanced Certificate) School district business leader
(Advanced Certificate) Literacy studies Birth-grade 6
(Advanced Certificate) Literacy studies Grades 5-12
Master of Science in Education (MS Ed) Special education early childhood intervention
Master of Science in Education (MS Ed) Special education: international perspectives
Master of Science in Education (MS Ed) Early childhood special education
(Advanced Certificate) Early childhood special education
Master of Science in Education (MS Ed) Inclusive early childhood special education
(Advanced Certificate) Teaching students with severe or multiple disabilities
Master of Science in Education (MS Ed) Literacy studies Birth-grade 6
Master of Science in Education (MS Ed) Literacy studies Grades 5-12
Master of Science in Education (MS Ed) Secondary education generalist - students with disabilities 7-12 Students with disabilities 7-12
(Advanced Certificate) Pedagogy for health professions
(Advanced Certificate) Educational leadership School building leader/school district business leader
Doctor of Education (Ed D) Educational and policy leadership
Master of Science in Education (MS Ed) Inclusive elementary special education
Master of Science in Education (MS Ed) Educational leadership and policy studies K-12
Master of Arts (MA) Literacy studies
Master of Science (MS) Physical education
(Advanced Certificate) Special education
Doctor of Education (Ed D) Literacy studies Literacy studies
Master of Science in Education (MS Ed) Secondary special education generalist Extension in secondary education
Master of Science in Education (MS Ed) Inclusive secondary special education
Master of Science (MS) Health professions pedagogy and leadership
(Advanced Certificate) Gifted education School building leader/school district business leader
(Advanced Certificate) Applied behavior analysis
(Advanced Certificate) Special education assessment and diagnosis
Master of Science in Education (MS Ed) Childhood special education
Master of Science in Education (MS Ed) Elementary special education
Master of Science in Education (MS Ed) Higher education leadership and policy studies
Master of Science in Education (MS Ed) Special education
Master of Science (MS) Health education

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 97
Doctoral Degrees 22
Other Advanced Degrees 31

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? Yes
Evening/weekend programs available? Yes
Distance learning programs available? Yes

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE
1 Foreign Language
Comp Exam Required for some
Thesis Required for some
Electronic portfolio, capstone course, internship, practicum, student teaching, seminars, minimum GPA of 3.0
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE or MAT
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required
Qualifying hearing

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

228
Applied
211
Accepted
132
Enrolled
93%

Applying

75
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?
Yes
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE
Master's Degree Requirements Interview, letters of recommendation, portfolio, essay, certification
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE or MAT
Doctoral Degree Requirements Interview, resume, essay, master's degree, 3 letters of recommendation, writing sample
Additional Entrance Requirements Interview, letters of recommendation, essay, professional experience, resume, master's degree

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 550
TOEFL IBT score: 80

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Types of financial support available Fellowships
Research Assistantships
Institutionally-sponsored Loans
Scholarship and/or loans
Traineership
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

397
Total Graduate Students
Not Reported
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 8.82%
Black or African American 13.6%
White or Caucasian 68%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.25%
Asian 3.27%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.25%
Two or more races 0.25%
Unknown 4.53%

Gender

Male (24%)
Female (75%)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Collaborative teaching and learning; language and culture; new media literacies; applied behavior analysis; K-12 leadership development
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address 100 Hofstra University
Hempstead, NY  11549
United States
Contact Dr. Elfreda Blue
Chairperson
Email: elfreda.blue@hofstra.edu
Phone: 516-463-5762
Fax: 516-463-6184

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