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MS in Special Education

Foster greater achievement for all learners

At Quinnipiac, we are committed to preparing educators to embrace each student's unique gifts and provide them with inclusive learning opportunities. Our fully online MS in Special Education provides educators and those who work with children with a deeper understanding of those with special needs, the supports they require and the laws that protect them. Teachers with initial certification in special education may also pursue an additional cross-endorsement opportunity.

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5 Semesters To Complete

$730 Cost Per Credit

Quinnipiac’s MS in Special Education features:

  • A 30-credit cross-endorsement opportunity (CT #165) for students holding their initial teaching certification. Teachers from other states may be eligible to pursue a similar credential via reciprocity agreements.
  • A standalone 30-credit master's degree for individuals in any field to build in-demand skills in special education.
  • For teachers seeking an initial certification in special education, Quinnipiac offers an on-campus Master of Arts in Teaching in Special Education.
  • An exploration of the exceptional child and specific learning disabilities (LD) including autism spectrum disorders, reading and math disorders and more.
  • An in-depth understanding of the IDEA and the laws that protect students with learning disabilities
  • A dedicated program adviser who will work closely with you in developing a practicum or research project that aligns your learning outcomes with your career goals.

Our Reputation

U.S. News & World Report

Recognized among the best online graduate education programs in the country, Quinnipiac also earned the highest rankings in Connecticut.

Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)

Accredited by both the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation and CT Department of Education

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Your Future Is Bright

Quinnipiac’s MS in Special Education makes it easy to accelerate your career success.

77% Educator Shortage

77% of the nation reported special education shortages for the most recent year.

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13% Salary Growth

Lightcast data suggests that the advertised salary for School Special Education Teachers has grown 13% in the last 12 months.

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$63K Average Salary

The BLS reported that the median annual salary of special education teachers was $62,950.

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Ready to foster an inclusive environment for all children to thrive with an MS in Special Education from Quinnipiac? Complete the form to receive:

  • A dedicated advisor to answer any questions you have about the program or admissions process.

  • Special application offers and program-specific updates.

  • Exclusive content to build a premier application file.



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