M.A. Advanced Teaching in Special Ed

Make a difference in the lives of students and families with our M.A. in Advanced Teaching in Special Education.

A bachelor’s degree in Special Education from USJ provides an excellent foundation to move from classroom to career, or into a medical, dental, pharmacy, or physical therapy school.

The M.A. in Advanced Teaching in Special Education with Cross Endorsement is available for licensed teachers interested in obtaining a master's degree while simultaneously working toward a cross-endorsement in comprehensive K-12 special education.

Unlike other institutions, which feature a set program, at USJ you build a customized program. Contact us to learn more, or apply today.

Please contact Office Manager, Deneice Davis, to answer any specific questions you may have.

  • Core coursework includes Special Education research, laws, and curricular adaptations
  • Choose from a selection of courses that fulfill SDE-identified transcript needs and professional goals, in consultation with faculty
  • Integrates theory and practice, using research-based practices
  • Provides opportunities for completion of course-specific observations and tasks in your own school setting
  • Clinical experiences are supervised by expert faculty in partnership schools and agencies
  • Two courses include a supervised clinical experience
  • Camaraderie and collaboration among candidates committed to making a difference is an integral part of the program
  • Summer practica placements are offered to fulfill requirements established by the Connecticut State Department of Education

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