May 24, 2024  
Undergraduate/Graduate Catalog 2021-2022 
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Special Education (Non-Licensure), MEd

Department: Special Education

This program is designed for students who wish to earn a master’s degree in special education. This program does not lead to licensure.

Admission Requirements

  • 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
    • have completed SPED 202 - Introduction to Special Education  with a minimum grade of “B”, or SPED 510 - Teaching Exceptional Children in Schools  with a minimum grade of “B”

Program of Study

Electives (24 credits)

Electives should be selected in consultation with an advisor. If candidates do not have approved special education experience, one of the electives must be SPED 555 - Field Experience in Special Education  .

Exit requirement

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.

Total minimum credits: 34