Quinnipiac University

MS in Special Education Curriculum

Our curriculum builds industry-specific knowledge and skills while giving you the flexibility to customize your schedule based on your needs. Below are the course requirements for the online MS in Special Education program and an example of what your academic experience might look like.

The 30-credit master of science in special education prepares working professionals with a deeper understanding of the impact of various disabilities on a child's life. Using the lens of the law in concert with parent advocacy and landmark litigation, we reflect on the history of special education. We understand the arduous journey from institutions to classrooms, from isolation to inclusion continues to this day. You will be part of a cohort taking courses in each of the areas identified under IDEA. Coursework consists of 27 credits of core requirements and is rounded out with a 3-credit capstone that allows you to compile a research proposal in a special education area of your choice.

Students seeking a cross endorsement in the state of Connecticut (CT #165) as part of their master of science in special education program will complete 36 total credits. The curriculum is made up of 30 credits of core requirements and rounded out with two 3 credit practica (6 credits total) in two different areas of special education tailored to your areas of interest.