Teach Students with Mild to Moderate Disabilities (Certification)

The master’s option is designed for those seeking initial certification to teach
exceptional children, whether new to the profession or having experience.

MS in Special Education — Effective Instruction and Assessment


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

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.

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.