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2016-2017 School of Graduate Studies Catalog 
2016-2017 School of Graduate Studies Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Special Education, Advanced Studies, Master of Education

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The Masters degree program in Special Education is designed to help teachers who wish to upgrade their knowledge and skills in the field of special education. It also serves those with bachelor’s or advanced degrees who want to gain a more comprehensive knowledge of special education in the school systems. Parents, administrators, and community service workers have benefited from this program. This program qualifies students to apply for professional teacher licensure from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.


A bachelor’s degree with grades of merit from an accredited college or university, with an arts and sciences major, or a major appropriate to the teaching license sought (e.g., physical education, computer sciences, or technology)

Initial license in Special Education issued by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

A sample of academic writing. Please review our academic writing sample guidelines. Attach your academic writing sample to the end of your personal statement in the online application.

An interview with a member of the admissions committee. You will be contacted to schedule your interview after your application is complete.                      

Program Requirements

Choose one cluster of courses, as indicated below:

Self-Study Cluster

In coordinator with program coordinator, 4 courses can be chosen to create their own area of study

** There is no DESE license associated with this degree.

Total Credits 30

Additional Information and Notes

The successful completion of a Comprehensive Examination is required for completion of degree requirements.

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