Special Education

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Our M.S.Ed. Special Education - Cognitive, Behavior and Physical/Health Disabilities program is one that acknowledges the dignity and uniqueness of an individual.

Our program molds you into a teacher leader who has academic and professional expertise that is enlightened by ethics to sensitively guide individuals with needs in the global society. Our graduate PreK-12 in special education program is designed to facilitate your development of state-of-the-art competencies. You will be prepared to maximize the potential for achieving a meaningful quality of life for individuals with disabilities.

You can pursue a fulfilling career as a:

  • Special Education teacher for students with cognitive, behavior and/or physical/health disabilities in Grades PreK-12
  • Specialist in the areas of assessment, curriculum, instruction, learning and behavior support
  • Professional advocate who develops collaborative partnerships

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Program Information

Our program prepares you to pursue a career as a PreK-12 special education teacher; specialist in the area of assessment, curriculum, instruction, learning or behavior support; or a behavior support professional advocate.



Academic Department

Educational Foundations and Leadership



Required Credit Hours


Student Perspective

Special education student Eleanor Sgro headshot

As someone with an education background, this program lets me see from the perspective of another professional...it will allow me to become a collaborative member of various educational teams that I will utilize...

Eleanor Sgro M.S.Ed. Special Education CBP/HD Student

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Education in Special Education - Cognitive, Behavior and Physical/Health Disabilities

Vernice Veranga-Mulcahy

Assistant to the Program Director