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MS in Special Education

Drexel’s MS in Special Education relies a great deal on collaboration and experience. Our curriculum incorporates traditional coursework and leading-edge instruction using current learning technologies, instructional design and comprehensive research.

The program can be completed within 21 months and consists of 45 credits:

  • 27 credits in Core Special Education Certification courses
  • 12 credits in concentration courses
  • 6 credits in action research

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

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

Field Experiences

Drexel’s MS in Special Education seeks to prepare teachers with the skills and knowledge to effectively teach all students with disabilities. Students learn in-depth theory regarding disabilities and connect that knowledge to actual educational practice through a variety of field experiences.

The field experiences are a critical part of the coursework, enabling students to apply their academics in real classroom settings and develop models of teaching that will guide them throughout their professional careers.