Special Education – Advanced Teaching, M.A.

If you are a licensed teacher, receive a cross-endorsement in Special Education

The M.A. in Special Education – Advanced Teaching is a program for licensed teachers in Connecticut that aligns with the State Department of Education’s requirements for a cross-endorsement as a Special Education teacher (K-12). Students are admitted for fall, spring, and summer start dates with rolling admissions.

Students who want to receive a cross-endorsement but do not want to complete an M.A. may enroll in a non-degree granting, graduate, credit-bearing program.

This program is offered on and off-campus.

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Program Outcomes

  • Learn best practices in curriculum and instruction in special education
  • Develop equitable teaching practices that support the learning of all students
  • Complete and collaborate in a field-based program that connects theory and practice


The Special Education-Advanced Teaching M.A. program is designed with the working professional in mind. Courses are offered on and off-campus locations around the state of Connecticut, typically begin at or after 4 p.m. and include the option to complete the program on a full- or part-time basis.

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