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About Elementary Education and Special Education (4+1 BS/MA)

The MASE 4+1 Dual Certification program offers students the option of a five-year integrated undergraduate and graduate program that prepares them to be both elementary or secondary content area teachers, as well as teachers of students with special needs. The MASE 4+1 Dual Certification program option is ideal for students who are specifically interested in:

  • the academic rigor and opportunity to achieve:
    • a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education (BSEE) and Master of Arts in Special Education (MASE) degree in just five years; or
    • a bachelor’s degree in a Content Area aligned with Secondary Certification and Master of Arts in Special Education (MASE) degree in just five years; and
  • obtaining either:
    • NJ Elementary (K-6) Certificate of Eligibility with Advanced Standing (CEAS) and NJ Teacher of Students with Disabilities Endorsement; or
    • NJ Subject Area (K-12) Certificate of Eligibility with Advanced Standing (CEAS) and NJ Teacher of Students with Disabilities Endorsement.

View MASE 4+1 Dual Certification Program Website

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Sample Job Titles and National Salary Ranges

Job TitleSalary Range
Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education$52,600 - $99,020
Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education$53,620 - $99,320
Special Education TeachersNo Salary Data
Special Education Teachers, Preschool$50,870 - $94,660
Special Education Teachers, Kindergarten and Elementary School$52,890 - $99,170
Special Education Teachers, Middle School$54,240 - $98,400
Special Education Teachers, Secondary School$54,930 - $105,290
Special Education Teachers, All Other$29,480 - $110,700

* Sources of Information: United States Department of Labor: Bureau of Labor Statistics (2020). For more information about careers and assistance in making your career plans, please contact Career Services (cahill@ramapo.edu) or visit www.ramapo.edu/careercenter/.

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