School of Education and Human Services
M.S. in Special Education
Our master’s program in special education will help you understand the unique needs of students with disabilities.
You’ll learn theory and gain a strong foundation of knowledge in educational approaches and learning needs. You’ll also research and practice. You’ll study etiology, psychological and social factors, and techniques for effective teaching. By graduation, your understanding will match your passion for teaching, and with a practicum already on your résumé, you’ll be ready to meet the educational needs of every unique student you teach.
• Meets New York certification requirements.
• Start when it works best for you – fall, spring, or summer.
• Bolster your résumé with additional New York certifications.
• Complete your degree in one or two years.
We offer five different degree tracks in special education:
Advanced Special Education - for students with an undergraduate
degree in special education, 30 credit hours
Childhood Special Education - for students with an undergraduate degree in childhood education, 33 credit hours
Adolescence Special Education- for students with an undergraduate degree in adolescence education, 33 credit hours
Initial Childhood Plus Special Education - for students with an undergraduate degree in a field other than education; earn your initial childhood certification and master’s degree at once, 54 credit hours
Initial Adolescence Plus Special Education - for students with an undergraduate
degree in a field other than education; earn your initial adolescence certification and master’s degree at once - 54 credit hours
The School of Education and Human Services is accredited by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).
International Student Requirements:
All international students are required to provide proof of English proficiency if English is not their first (native) language.
Facts & Figures
Financial Aid: Yes
International Financial Aid: Yes
# of Credits Required: 30-54
Average Cost per Credit (Graduate): $765 USD
Classification: Master's College or University I
Locale: Large City
Size & Settings: 3,000-5,999