Offered by: College of Education and Integrative Studies, Education Department
The mission of the MA subplan/option in Special Education is to create educational professionals who integrate research with practice, demonstrate innovative pedagogy, and are leaders in the diverse schools of the 21st century.
Our program is a regional leader in preparing exemplary and passionate special education professionals. We prepare special education professionals to use best practices to teach, support, and advocate for their students with disabilities and their families with excellence, integrity, and high expectations.
To complete the degree candidates are required to complete the research methods sequence as they develop and finalize their thesis or project. In lieu of the thesis or project, Special Education master’s candidates may choose to take a comprehensive exam that assesses their knowledge and skills on the goals defined in the program learning outcomes. The graduate degree program of 31 units shall be completed within 7 years from the time the first course (including transfer courses) which applies to the degree requirements is started.