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Earn a Master's Degree at Long Island University at Riverhead Fall Classes Begin September 5


Morgan Lyle,Assistant Director of Public Relations
LIU Riverhead

Riverhead, NY - This fall, residents of Long Island's East End can start on the path to earning master's degrees right in their own backyards. At Long Island University at Riverhead, master's degree programs are being offered in childhood education, literacy education, teaching students with disabilities and homeland security management. Admissions and registration for the Fall semester is underway and classes begin September 5. More than 30 graduate-level classes are being offered; homeland security courses can be taken fully online.

Located on the Eastern Campus of Suffolk County Community College, just 10 minutes from Sunrise Highway or exit 70 off the Long Island Expressway, Long Island University at Riverhead offers ample parking and access to the SCCC library, bookstore and cafeteria. Education courses are scheduled during evenings and on weekends to help students balance their studies with work and family responsibilities. The Homeland Security Management courses are offered online "anytime" in an asynchronous format.

The University offers accredited courses in childhood education, teaching students with disabilities, and literacy education that are ideal for working teachers seeking new specializations as well as for recent graduates or career changers entering the field. Classes offered for the Fall semester include "Foundations of Education," "Introduction to Special Education," "The Reading and Writing Process," "Educational Interventions for Young Children with Disabilities," "Educational Interventions for Middle and High School Students with Disabilities" and "Literacy Research." The professionals at Long Island University at Riverhead are experts in helping students through the New York State teacher certification process.

The Master of Science and Advanced Certificate in Homeland Security Management are the first programs of their kind registered with the New York State Education Department and among the first in the country. These fully online programs are taught by some of the nation's top security and law enforcement officials and are designed for public safety and private security professionals, as well as public officials and people with undergraduate degrees who are interested in homeland security careers. Students can choose from among the following courses for the fall: "Introduction to Homeland Security Management," "The Economics of Terrorism and Extremism," "Constitutional Issues in Homeland Security Management," "Domestic and International Terrorism," "The Intelligence Function in Homeland Security Management," "Homeland Security and the Private Sector," "Emergency Management" and "Research Design and Methods in Homeland Security Management."

For more information about the Fall semester, visit or contact the Admissions Office at (631) 287-8010 or e-mail

Posted 07/19/2007

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