Why Choose The Special Education Masters Degree Program?

The Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction and Special Education gives professional educators the advanced professional development necessary to open several career options as well as providing a foundation to improve their instructional practice. Special Education masters degree students eligible for admission in this graduate program must hold a bachelors degree from an accredited college or university. When required, special education masters degree candidates should hold or be eligible for professional licensure, registration or certification to practice in the occupational specialty. Previous teaching experience is not a requirement for the masters in special education program. The special education masters program involves an admissions committee that will review all application materials and recommend appropriate action. Upon admission to the special education masters degree graduate program, each student will be assigned a graduate advisor.

Advance Your Career in Education With A Masters Degree
in Special Education

The special education masters program includes an autism concentration and enables secondary and elementary educators to advance in their district salary schedules and become educational leaders either as: administrators, curriculum directors, or department heads.

Masters in Special Education Admission Requirements

Applicants for the special education master's program must possess a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university with a 2.75 or higher GPA on a 4.0 scale. Conditional entry in the master's degree special education program may be granted when the 2.75 requirement has not been met. Once a student has been granted conditional entry in the special education master's program, he/she must earn a GPA of 2.75 within the first nine (9) hours of graduate level special education masters courses. Consult individual special education master's degree program description for other admission requirements.

Teacher Certification Requirements (for Certification Concentrations only) in the Special Education Masters Degree Program

As required by the State of Michigan to receive teacher certification, all teacher candidates must: (1) pass the Michigan Basic Skills Test, (2) pass the pedagogy tests in their subject area majors and minors, and (3) have a 2.50 minimum GPA to receive teacher certification in Michigan. These state of Michigan requirements are in addition to the FSU graduation requirements of your individual master's program.

Special Education Masters Degree Graduation Requirements

The Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction requires that all graduate students must complete all special education master's degree requirements within five (5) years after admission into the special education masters degree program. Consult individual masters degree program descriptions for other graduation requirements within the special ed. master's degree program.

Why Choose the Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction and Special Education?

The Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction gives professional educators the advanced professional development necessary to open several career options as well as providing a foundation to improve their instructional practice. College students that are eligible for admission to the masters special education graduate degree program must hold a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university. When required, special ed masters degree candidates should hold or be eligible for professional licensure, registration or certification to practice in the occupational specialty. Previous teaching experience is not a requirement.

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