Special Education

The Special Education programs are designed for individuals seeking to earn certification to teach special education or enhance their skills to support students with various learning needs. Learn more about Special Education.

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Master of Science in Special Education

Become equipped with the fundamental skills, knowledge, and competencies to meet the needs of students with disabilities—in multiple settings.

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Teach Students with Mild to Moderate Disabilities - Preservice

The preservice master’s option is designed for those seeking initial certification to teach exceptional children, whether new to the profession or having experience.
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Become a Special Education and General Education Teacher

The M.S. in Special Education-Integrated is designed for those seeking dual initial teacher certification in general education and special education.
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Special Education Teachers Seeking a Master’s Degree

The M.S in Special Education-Inservice is for teachers with a professional teaching certificate in special education seeking more expertise and a master’s degree.
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Build Your Expertise in Gifted and Talented

The Certificate of Graduate Study in Gifted and Talented is designed for educators who want to focus on students who are gifted and talented.

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As Undergraduates You Can Earn Your Graduate Degree Faster in Special Education

USM undergraduates can earn both their undergraduate degree in any major along with a MS in Special Education, preparing you to teach in K12 schools.

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