Niagara University

College of Education

Special Education


Lewiston, NY 14109

United States

Program Information

Degrees Offered:

M.S.Ed. in Special Education (1-6 or 7-12), Certificate of Advanced Study (CAS) in Special Education (1-6);, Certificate of Advanced Study (CAS) in Special Education (7-12); Annotation in Severe & Multiple Disabilities

Format: Online

Program Description:

Niagara University's 40 credit hour master’s programs in special education emphasize knowledge of the foundations of special education, characteristics of learners, assessment, as well as instructional methods, accommodations and modifications for students within various special education programs. The CAS in special education is open to students who hold a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution and have completed an M.S. in education from an accredited institution. The certificate consists of 24 hours of course work. Also, a program is offered leading to an Annotation in Severe/Multiple Disabilities. The 12-hour program is designed for individuals who already hold New York state initial certification as a teacher of students with disabilities. All of Niagara's special education programs are now offered in a 100 percent online format for busy teachers who find it difficult to commute to campus, but who would like to have the opportunity to engage in professional development in a graduate program.


Niagara University is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: Yes

Classification: Master's College or University I

Locale: Large Suburb

Size & Settings: 3,000-5,999

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