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M.S. in Special Education

Drexel’s M.S. in Special Education provides a program of study* that places great emphasis on collaboration and experience. Our curriculum is designed as a model for teaching practice and incorporates a blend of traditional coursework and leading-edge instruction, using current learning technologies, instructional design, and comprehensive research.

The program consists of 49.5 credits: 31.5 credits in Core Special Education Certification courses, 12 credits in concentration courses, and 6 credits in action research. It is organized in 10-week quarters, and provides the opportunity to complete all requirements within 21 months.

In addition to the coursework, students are required to develop a professional portfolio during their course of studies. The final review of this portfolio will be conducted during the student’s exit interview which is conducted in their last term. Students must earn a passing score on their portfolio and pass the exit interview in order to be recommended for program completion. 

For the M.S. in Special Education curriculum, please see the Drexel University Course Catalog.

Most of the coursework requires field hours. Students must have the necessary clearances in order to begin the program.