Special Education, MS

The Master's in Special Education prepares educators for initial teaching certification and/or educational diagnostician certification. Members of this program gain advanced expertise in culturally and linguistically responsive special education services to students with both high-incidence and low-incidence disabilities. Theory and pedagogy from English learner education and special education are combined.

In conjunction with the Special Education Master's Degree, opportunities are available to earn additional credentials:

  • Educational Diagnostician Certification: Educational diagnosticians are special education professionals who assess and diagnose children with learning difficulties. This certification requires 33 hours, some of which overlap with requirements of the Special Education Master's Program.
  • Low-Incidence Disabilities Transcripted Certificate: This certification requires 9 credit hours and prepares you to work with students with low-incidence disabilities.

PROJECT FLICS (Future Leaders Implementing Collaborative Supports) qualification & funding opportunity

Project FLICS aims to prepare highly-qualified professionals in special education with certification in educational diagnostics and school counseling through an interdisciplinary master’s program that includes shared coursework, group assignments, and clinical field experiences to prepare scholars as experts and leaders in their disciplines (i.e., special education teachers, educational diagnosticians, school counselors).

For special education majors:

* MS in Special Education with Educational Diagnostician Certificate and Low-Incidence Disabilities Transcripted Certificate

* Funding Available: Tuition stipends @ $1,250 per course

(15 courses) for up to 4 M.S. in Special Education scholars

Apply for project FLICS here (you must additionally apply for admission to the graduate program):