The Master of Science in Education (MSEd) program in Special Education is designed to prepare teachers to operationalize "least restrictive environment" philosophies for children and youth with disabilities. Core themes are collaboration with families and other professionals, and pedagogy that respects and responds to individual differences.
For teachers with initial certification, this program provides knowledge and skills to fulfill various special education teacher roles in today's schools. Sufficient flexibility exists for individuals from undergraduate programs in special education to either deepen their skills in the field or to link their special education foundation with the larger context of general education. Similarly, graduates of early childhood, childhood, or adolescence education programs may extend their knowledge and skills with students needing special education.
|Fall Admission||Spring Admission|
|MSEd||February 1||October 15|
The standards maintained by The Graduate School and individual departments and programs are applied to ensure that applicants admitted to the University are well qualified and trained to study at this institution and have a reasonable expectation of successfully completing a graduate program, and who, with the benefit of graduate education, are most likely to contribute substantially to their academic or professional fields.
To be eligible, you must have and provide:
Submit the following application materials. Please check the department website for details and any additional requirements.
And, for international applicants:
*This information is subject to change. While we make every effort to keep it accurate and up-to-date, we recommend you contact the department for program-specific requirements.
Tami Mann, Senior Staff Assistant
Dr. Elizabeth Anderson (early childhood and childhood special education)
Dr. Candace Mulcahy (adolescence special education)
Last Updated: 8/12/13