M.S. in Special Education (Teachers of Students with Disabilities)
Special education teachers work with students who have mild to moderate disabilities. The teacher develops an individualized program for each student that is appropriate to his or her learning ability and style. Most often special education teachers are employed in elementary, middle or secondary schools.
D'Youville College offers students interested in special education the opportunity to earn a bachelor's degree and master's degree in just five years. Become more marketable with an advanced degree.
You may also earn dual teaching certification in special education and childhood education. This can give you a distinct advantage when applying for a teaching position.
Master's degree program
If you hold a bachelor's degree or are certified in an area other than adolescence education, our program can prepare you to become a middle school or high school teacher. You'll gain the knowledge and skills to make an important difference in your students' lives. Upon graduation, you'll become eligible for initial teaching certification.
Programs & Majors
M.S. in Special Education
- Enjoy small classes and engaging faculty with numerous years of teaching in grades K-12
- Benefit from expert faculty who are readily available to students. Our tenured faculty hold doctoral degrees and have distinguished themselves through research, publications, conference presentations and teaching.
- Learn and work collaboratively with our diverse student body. Our graduate students range in age from 22 to over 50 years of age and come from a variety of educational backgrounds.
Note to applicants: Be sure to check out the application and admission requirements for these programs.