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Daemen offers a fully online MS in Inclusive Childhood Education program which is open to students from Canada. Graduates gain both initial and professional certification in childhood education/students with disabilities (Grades 1-6). 

Upon completion of the program students are eligible to apply for NYS certification. After receiving NYS certification, students can then apply to the Ontario College of Teachers for Primary/Junior (Grades K-6) certification to teach in Ontario. For more information about OCT and internationally educated students go to: Ontario College of Teachers website for internationally educated students.

Online Format and Student Teaching
  • Classes are offered fully online and meet one synchronous evening per week. 
  • Students complete 150 hours of field experience and a two 7 week full-time student teaching placement. Canadian students can complete their field experience and student teaching in Ontario with remote supervision provided by Daemen University
  • The program can be completed in as little as 18 months with a fall start, or in two years with a standard spring start.
Tuition and Financial Aid
  • We offer a 30% tuition scholarship for Canadian students reducing your per credit hour tuition by 30%. The scholarship will be automatically applied when you are accepted. 
  • If you are a Canadian citizen, you can apply for financial assistance through OSAP (Ontario Student Assistance Program). Students complete an electronic online application available at the OSAP website.

Application Process

  • Complete our free,online application. When applying to Daemen choose either MS in Inclusive Childhood or MS in Inclusive Secondary. There is not a Canadian Teacher option on the application, you must apply by the name of the major you are applying to. If you need assistance, please contact 
  • Provide official transcript(s) from all accredited colleges or universities attended indicating the award of an undergraduate degree. Unofficial Transcripts can be uploaded with your application or to Official transcripts should be mailed to: Daemen University Office of Admissions, 4380 Main Street, Amherst, NY 14226
  • Submit a personal statement (up to 300 words) 
  • Provide a copy of a current resume, including all certifications and licensures.
  • Provide two letters of recommendation.
  • Participate in a personal dispositional interview.
  • Once you are accepted, to officially enroll, you must submit your deposit. You can pay the deposit online.
    PLEASE NOTE: Tuition deposit is regarded as the student’s commitment to the College and is required in order to guarantee a seat in the entering class. The tuition deposit is non-refundable.