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MS in Special Education

Foster greater achievement for all learners

As of 2019, 14% of all public school students are receiving special education services under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA); and yet a survey of teachers conducted in the same year found that only 17% of general education teachers feel "very well prepared" to teach students with learning disabilities. An MS in Special Education will enable you to better serve all of your learners and lead the implementation of improved instructional strategies school-wide.

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Quinnipiac’s MS in Special Education features:

  • A 36-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.
  • The option to pursue a standalone 30-credit master’s degree to build in-demand special education skills for any learning environment.
  • 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.
  • CAEP-accreditation, which ensures that courses meet rigorous standards and are designed to produce optimal outcomes.
  • Small class sizes for greater networking opportunities along with a tight-knit community of over 50,000 Quinnipiac alumni.

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Your Future Is Bright

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

88% Educator Shortage

88% of the nation reported special education shortages for the 2021 academic year.

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37,600 New Jobs

The BLS estimates that there will be 37,600 new special education jobs created through 2030.

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$61K Average Salary

The BLS reported that the median annual salary of special education teachers was $61,500 in 2020.

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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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