Department of Special Educational Services/Instruction M.A. in Special Education

Department of Special Educational Services/Instruction M.A. in Special Education

M.A. in Special Education

Nicole Edwards, Ph.D.
Academic Advisor/Coordinator
Herman D. James Hall 3041
(856)256-4500 x3797
edwardsn@rowan.edu
 

This graduate program is designed for individuals who possess an instructional certificate (CEAS or Standard) and want to pursue a master’s degree in Special Education. The purpose of the program is to provide advanced studies focusing on educational, psychological and sociological needs of the children and youth with disabilities. The course work and related field experiences are designed to foster an understanding of students with special needs, combined with pedagogical skills to accommodate these needs and provide appropriate curriculum modifications when necessary. Upon completing the program, candidates earn a Master of Arts in Special Education.

There are four tracks in the progrm:

  1. The Graduate Endorsement track is designed to qualify students, who don’t currently possess it, for endorsement as a teacher of students with disabilities while simultaneously earning their Master’s degree.
  2. The Autism Spectrum Disorders track is designed for those who are already licensed to teach, but are interested in working with students with significant disabilities, especially autism spectrum disorders.
  3. The Learning Disabilities track is designed for those who are already licensed to teach and want to  better understand and provide instruction and accommodations for individuals with learning disabilities.
  4. The Early Childhood Special Education track is designed for those who t are interested in working with young children (both to five) with disabilities and their families.

For a list and schedule of program courses, see the MA in Special Education Handbook.

For more information about admission requirements please visit Global Learning and Partnerships of Rowan University.

For Financial Aid Information click here.