ADDITIONAL GRADUATE ADMISSIONS RESOURCES
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Master's Degree in Special Education
The Master's Degree in Special Education provides students with advanced understanding of contemporary research and practice issues in special education. Applicants to the Master’s program are typically interested in pursuing enhanced professional competence, career advancement, leadership roles, advocacy and systems change, or preparation for doctoral-level study. Applicants must have a bachelor’s degree (not necessarily in education or special education). Applicants should be motivated to develop a deeper understanding of the field of special education.
The aim of the Master’s Degree in Special Education is to graduate students who:
What Master's Degree Options are Available?
Students interested in pursuing a Master’s Degree in Special Education have several different concentrations to choose from:
Graduate Certificates and Endorsements
Students may choose to integrate a Graduate Level Certificate (Autism Spectrum Disorders, Behavioral Intervention Specialist, Early Intervention) or a Graduate Level Endorsement (Pre-K Special Needs, Transition to Work) with the Master’s in Special Education degree. Students may also choose to integrate a Non-Degree Graduate Licensure Preparation Program (Deaf Education, Early Childhood Special Education, Mild/Moderate Educational Needs, or Moderate/Intensive Educational Needs) with a Master’s in Special Education degree. Please contact Dr. Sonya Wisdom for more information on Special Education Graduate Programs.