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Special Education

Master of Science (MS) in Special Education

  • Certification in PreK-8 or 7-12
  • On-campus and online options
  • Balance theory and research with practical applications

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Master of Science (MS) in Special Education at Marywood

Want to Teach Exceptional Students? Earn Your MS Degree in Special Education Online or On Campus

Marywood's Special Education Masters program is designed specifically for certified educators who would like to obtain a second certification in special education. You may choose a certification in either Pre-Kindergarten to 8th grades or 7th to 12th grades.

Certification in PreK-8 or 7-12

Our program is designed specifically for certified educators who would like to obtain a second certification in special education. You may choose a certification in either Pre-Kindergarten to 8th grades or 7th to 12th grades.

On-Campus and Online Options

For your convenience, we offer both a traditional on-campus program and a flexible, online option.

More About This Degree


Tammy B.H. Brown, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Graduate Reading Program and ESL Program
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Students benefit from state-of-the-art technically equipped classrooms, a curriculum lab and grant funded Assisted Technology Center. These facilities allow graduate students to have hands on experience when developing knowledge and skill competencies throughout their program. The Assistive Technology Center was developed to be used by students with disabilities and for training those who will work with them; includes Braille embossers, closed circuit TV, captioning, and specialized software for speech recognition, concept mapping, phonetic spelling, and word prediction.

Specific Program Requirements

You must have a teaching certification to enroll in this program. For a special education certification in PreK-8, you must have one of the following certifications:

  • N-3
  • K-6
  • PreK-4
  • 4-8
  • K-12
  • Reading specialist

For a certification in 7-12, you must have one of the following:

  • 7-12
  • K-12
  • Reading specialist

Graduate Admissions Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university
  • “B” average during undergraduate study or demonstrated potential for graduate work
  • Completed application
  • Essay
  • Official, sealed transcripts
  • Two or three letters of recommendation

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