Special Education, M.A.

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

USJ’s M.A. in Special Education is available to licensed teachers and other professionals interested in obtaining a master's degree to teach K-12 students with unique learning needs.

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About USJ’s M.A. in Special Education Program:

  • Core coursework includes Special Education research, laws, and curricular adaptations
  • Electives are selected in collaboration with an advisor
  • Program integrates theory and practice, using research-based practices
  • There are opportunities to complete course-required tasks in your own school settings
  • Coursework includes supervised after-school and weekend clinicals in partnership schools and agencies
  • Students have the opportunity to connect and collaborate with other candidates who want to make a difference

Program Options:

  • Reading: Learn how to use diagnostic-prescriptive approaches to reading and apply them to decoding and comprehension strand skills.
  • Math-Science (STEM): Learn how to use diagnostic-prescriptive approaches in mathematics and how to integrate science content and informational reading that motivates students.
  • Autism: Learn how to conduct functional-behavior assessments of challenging behavior and develop intervention plans and evidence-based teaching strategies based on principles of Applied Behavior Analysis.

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