Special Education Master's Degree

The Master’s Degree in Special Education Program will lead to an initial license in moderate disabilities PreK–8.

Earn Your Master's in Special Education

Pathway to an Initial Teacher License in Moderate Disabilities PreK-8

 The special education master’s degree is designed in both delivery and pedagogy to meet the needs of candidates seeking to earn an initial license in Moderate Disabilities PreK-8 as well as those seeking to add a teaching license to complement a current credential.

Lead with Compassion and Equip Yourself To:

  • Design curriculum that meets the learning needs of students with moderate disabilities.
  • Elevate your use of literacy and mathematics.
  • Use technology as a critical component of curriculum, aiding both teaching and learning.
  • Administer and interpret a range of assessment tools, and use assessment data to inform instruction and to modify learning environments.
  • Foster inclusivity in classrooms and schools, ensuring meaningful access and engagement for all students.
“Every teacher is a teacher of special education. Our students are interested in making sure everybody in their classrooms gets what they need to thrive, to grow, to achieve and to be better people.”
Kathleen McNamara, Director of Licensure, Placement & Supervision

Choose a Schedule That Fits Your Needs

  • A flexible part-time option for students who wish to take their graduate courses one or two at a time across a period of several years.
  • A 12-month accelerated option for candidates with previous coursework in education.

Courses are offered in the late afternoon and evening (one night per week) during the fall and spring semesters and/or during two summer terms.

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Need help applying? Contact us at 508-565-1600