Field Experiences M.S. in Special Education Drexel’s M.S. in Special Education is a certification-driven program with the goal of preparing teachers with the skills and knowledge to advance learning for all students with disabilities. As an experiential degree that provides in-depth theory regarding disabilities connected to actual educational practice, a variety of field experiences are built into the program’s core certification curriculum. The field experiences are a critical part of the coursework where students apply their academics in a real classroom setting and develop a model of teaching that will guide them throughout their professional career.