Lead Faculty: Dr. Myrtice Irish
The Master of Science in Special Education is designed for educators and other professionals who want to gain knowledge and skills in working with students who have disabilities and other special needs. Students will learn about educational learning problems and teaching strategies to enhance the performance of students. The Program is aligned with the Education Specialist Authorizations and standards of the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing. Students may obtain a California Teaching Credential in Special Education while completing their master s degree. Please see completion requirements under Education Specialist in the School of Education's Credential Programs section.
(16-17courses; 72-76.5 quarter units)
To receive a Master of Science in Special Education students must complete at least 72 quarter units of graduate work. A total of 13.5 quarter units of graduate credit may be granted for equivalent graduate work completed at another institution, as it applies to this degree and if the units were not used in earning another advanced degree. Course equivalence cannot be granted for life experience. Students must complete all coursework with a GPA of 3.0 or better within seven years. Any courses taken more than seven years ago must be repeated.
This program is available online.