Special Education (Advanced)

Special education teachers are dedicated to helping students with special needs and developmental challenges learn and grow. If you are an educator looking to build on a rewarding and challenging teaching career, working with children and youth of different abilities, consider a Master’s degree in Special Education.

$915/credit hour
1-2 years
Now Accepting Applications
Spring, Summer, and Fall

The Master’s in Special Education program places a strong emphasis on theory, research and practicum experience. The curriculum enables you to develop an understanding of etiology, related psychological and social factors, and techniques proven effective for teaching students with diverse learning needs.

This master’s program is for you if you have already completed a degree program that led to certifications in either Childhood Education and Childhood Special Education or Adolescence Education and Teaching Students With Disabilities Adolescence Generalist. You will earn professional certification in Teaching Students With Disabilities.

The program also includes pathways to achieve course requirements and to earn a New York State Certification Master of Science Degree in Special Education.

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