This program is designed for students who wish to earn a master’s degree in special education. This program does not lead to licensure.
Candidates who have enrolled in appropriate course work prior to admission are limited in the number of credits (six) that can be applied to their degree. Therefore, candidates are urged to complete the application for graduate admissions as soon as possible. For details regarding transfer credit, consult the Admission-Graduate section of this catalog.
All candidates must:
submit evidence that they have passed the Communication and Literacy Skills Massachusetts Tests for Educator Licensure® (MTEL) or have earned an acceptable score on the Graduate Record Examination
meet all College of Graduate Studies admission requirements
have earned a minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.8
submit official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate course work
Degree requirements include the successful completion of either a written or oral comprehensive examination. Please see the Graduate Academic Policies and Procedures section of this catalog for additional information.