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Master of Science in Special Education

Master of Science in Special Education

  • QS World University Rankings
    651-700
  • Study Level Masters
  • Duration 24 months
The master’s specializations include early intervention–early childhood and kindergarten through 12th grade, cross-categorical. The doctoral focus includes emphases in positive behavior support, low-incidence disabilities, early intervention, prevention and academic interventions, and secondary-transition services. Graduates attain positions in the United States and abroad working in community- and family-based programs; teaching young children; conducting individual and group intervention programs; managing residential living centers; coordinating in-service training programs; consulting with teachers about educating children with disabilities in general-education classrooms and school settings; conducting research; serving in higher-education faculty positions; working in the administration of special-education programs; and delivering best practices in collaboration with a variety of professions in a range of settings. Students earn initial teaching credentials in licensure and endorsement programs but can also pursue the master’s degree to enhance their skills as early interventionists, special education teachers, or consultants; to work in adult service programs for people with disabilities; or to prepare for the doctoral program.