“It was a perfect opportunity for me to graduate with my bachelor’s degree from Ramapo and then begin my Master’s in Special Education program. Not even two months after my undergraduate graduation I was immediately hired! Attending the MASE program at Ramapo has helped me so much professionally. As a middle school special education teacher, I have learned to differentiate instruction and really focus on the specific needs of my students, which has impressed my administrators. The MASE program has given me countless opportunities to work with and learn from amazing professors such as Dr. Good and the other professors. I cannot imagine doing my graduate work anywhere else! #homesweetpo” – Vinny Putignano ’19 ’21 graduated with a Bachelor’s in Social Science and a minor in Elementary Education. He is currently completing his Master of Arts in Special Education at Ramapo. While an undergraduate, Vinny received the 2019 Outstanding Academic Achievement Award for Social Science.