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Program Overview

M.S. in Special Education

The nation's classrooms are struggling to educate a diverse population of students with disabilities issues. Schools are facing a severe and chronic shortage of certified professionals who can fill Special Education teaching and administration positions.

As a leader in online education and Special Education certification, Drexel's master of science in Special Education is designed to produce highly qualified professionals to expand educational horizons for all students in need.

Special Education Certification

Included in the curriculum for the M.S. is Special Education is the coursework necessary to pursue the PA Instructional I Special Education PreK-8 or 7-12 certification.

Special Education Concentrations

The Special Education program is a flexible, online program of study. Coursework builds on the essentials of Special Education. Students have an opportunity to pursue one of four concentrations to further hone their skills in a specific area:

  • Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Collaborative Special Education Law & Process
  • Multisensory Reading Instruction Level 1
  • Technologies for Special Education

For individuals who already possess special education certification, customized study is also available.

In addition to the coursework, students will build a professional e-portfolio which displays their mastery of the knowledge, skills and competencies in the area of special education.