Special Education, M.S. - Early Childhood

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Application Deadline

Rolling admissions 

All Master ’s degrees in special education require a minimum 30 credits, as well as a culminating experience. Six credits at the 300–400 level may be included with adviser's approval. Those who wish to earn a Master of Science degree in this field are required to complete a planned program of study developed in consultation with an adviser. Some graduate courses may require field experiences. Courses should not be taken without an adviser’s approval.

Admission and program requirements are as follows:

An interview, essay and two letters of recommendation are required for admission.

The program includes a culminating requirement such as a comprehensive exam or a thesis. Contact the Special Education and Reading Office for information on acceptance to the program.

Early Childhood Special Education — 30 Credits

*12 credits of associated course work as determined by the advisor. These courses may be any graduate level course in the School of Arts and Sciences, School of Education, or School of Health and Human Services.

*Comprehensive Exam in Early Childhood is Required.

Special Education Comprehensive Examination Schedule

NOTE: If Easter falls on the first Sunday in April, comprehensive examinations will be held on the second Saturday.

NOTE: The comprehensive examination for the Early Childhood Special Education and Autism Spectrum Disorders and other Developmental Disabilities concentration are offered in the fall only.

NOTE: The M.S. Concentration in Early Childhood is associated with Childhood Education.