NEW Early Childhood Special Education Scholarship Program: EEL Project

The Fordham University Graduate School of Education is pleased to announce the NEW Early Childhood Special Education Scholarship Program (EEL Project) This unique Master of Science in Teaching (M.S.E.) scholarship program is available to prospective students who hold an initial or professional certification in Early Childhood or Childhood Education.*

Enhancing Early Learning Environments and Outcomes for Young Children with Disabilities (EEL) is a federally funded scholarship program to educate certified early childhood teachers to become educators and leaders in the early childhood special education (ECSE) field. Major outcomes of this project include:

  • Acquisition of knowledge and skills as certified ECSE teachers with an emphasis on providing high-quality early childhood environments and addressing challenging behavior
  • Response to intervention
  • Developing collaboration and leadership skills, with the aim of helping young children at risk and with disabilities develop critical P-12 school readiness and career outcomes.

The scholarship funded program provides the following:

  • 80% tuition scholarship support
  • Certification in Early Childhood Education through a 30-credit Masters of Science in Education (M.S.E.) program (upon successful completion of the program and the passing of all required NYS exams).

The online application for Spring 2014 will be available shortly!  Please visit the website for further information and updates, or contact Project Coordinator Emily Marmolejos at to receive updates via email. 

*NOTE: U.S. citizens, national or permanent residents with a 3.0 minimum undergraduate G.P.A. only may apply.



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