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Master of Science in Special Education

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accepting applications now for fall 2024

The M.S in Special Education focuses on the growth and academic success of students with diverse learning needs, and the teacher's essential role in creating, assessing, and intervening to ensure that success. 

The ten-course (30-credit) program emphasizes both the student experience, and the teacher's role in instructional design, assessment and intervention. Five specialized special education courses prepare teachers for success in the contemporary landscape of special education. There is also a 15-credit (5-course) graduate certificate option.


This M.Ed. program is 30 credits (10 courses).
All courses are three credits, unless otherwise noted.

Foundational Requirements (9 Credits) Select one from each area:

Instructional Practice

Student Experience

Equity, Inclusion & Opportunity

Special Education Concentration (15 credits)

Electives (6 credits)

Any two EDU courses not taken or from other programs by permission
Philip Moore, program director

Meet the Program Director


Thank you for your interest in the Special Education program! I have been teaching adult students since 2002 and believe that the best learning experiences are focused on promoting personal reflection.  I invite you to reach out directly with any questions about the program.

Meet Our Faculty

The Gratz College learning community is shaped by our amazing faculty. Our instructors come from a variety of educational spaces including schools, arts organizations and state agencies. As facilitators of the learning process, their goal is to inspire students towards reflection and deep thinking about teaching and learning. They share a passion for education, and view their role as collaborators in providing applicable course content and resources, and helping students to connect this learning to their individual teaching practices. 

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The most meaningful thing I learned during my graduate school experience is the power of positive relationships. I have learned so much from my professors and classmates. These positive relationships showed me how to persevere no matter what challenges lay ahead. 

— Leandra Poole, M.Ed. student

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