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Master of Science in Special Education

Special Education M.S.

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(39 credits minimum)


This master’s degree program is designed for students desiring advanced preparation for positions in special education in such agencies as public and private schools, child and family service agencies, medical settings, group homes, or other social service agencies.   A student may add a special education teaching license to an existing teaching license by completing the  27 credits of required course work as prescribed below, excluding any prerequisites needed, as well as the Culminating experience.  However, a student will be recommended for licensure only at the development level of their existing license. The area of licensure will be mild interventions.

Admission Requirements

Applicants must satisfy the general criteria for admission to the College of Graduate and Professional Studies.

Degree Requirements:

Required Research and Professional Education Courses (9 credits):

Select 9 credit hours from the following options:

Culminating Experience (3 credits):


Will be required of all degree seeking students as the culminating experience.