Special Education (M.S.)

Special Education (M.S.)

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The Special Education program will prepare you to create effective teaching and learning environments for individuals with disabilities in state, national and global communities. You will be equipped with professional knowledge and skills to assume a leadership role in public schools, group homes, residential treatment programs or a variety of community-based programs.

Program Highlights

  • Available for full-time and part-time students.
  • Graduate assistantships offered in supervision of undergraduate field experiences or with assessment and assistive technology labs.
  • Five graduate certificate programs in special education provide the coursework required for licensure including: Academic and Behavioral Strategist, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Developmental Disorders, Emotional/Behavioral Disorders and Learning Disabilities.   
  • Rolling admission is available and students are admitted for fall, spring and summer terms. 

Program Distinctions

Student Organizations

Application Deadlines

U.S. Citizens International
Outside U.S.
Inside U.S.
Fall Rolling Rolling Rolling
Spring Rolling Rolling Rolling
Summer Rolling Rolling Rolling

Degree Levels

Licensure Graduate Certificate Master Post-Master Doctorate

Delivery Options

St. CLoud (on campus) Online Synchronous online St. Cloud State at Plymouth Evenings/Weekends

Graduate Director

Dr. Bradley Kaffar

Popular Careers

  • Special education teacher
  • Treatment program coordinator
  • Education specialist
  • Vocational coordinator

University Facts & Stats

  • 60 graduate programs leading to graduate certificates, master’s and doctoral degrees
  • More than 200 graduate assistantships awarded per year
  • Graduate assistants receive up to a $9,250 stipend per year and tuition reimbursement for up to eight graduate credits per semester.

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