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2021-2022 Course Catalog 
2021-2022 Course Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Special Education - Advanced Teaching, M.A.

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The M.A. in Special Education-Advanced Teaching is a 38 credit program for licensed teachers in Connecticut that aligns with the State Department of Educations requirements for a cross-endorsement as a Special Education teacher (K-12).

Program Outcomes

  • Learn best practices in curriculum and instruction in special education
  • Develop equitable teaching practices that support the learning of all students
  • Complete and collaborate in a field-based program that connects the theory and practice

Acceptance requirements

  1. Graduate admission application and nonrefundable admission fee
  2. A conferred bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution
  3. A minimum cumulative undergraduate GPA of 2.5
  4. Two sealed official transcripts of all undergraduate work and an unofficial transcript of any prior graduate work
  5. Two letters of recommendation from individuals who can attest to the candidate’s suitability as a prospective teacher or to work with children and families, accompanied by the Graduate School’s cover form on the University website.
    Note: Recommendations must be from individuals who are not family members, personal friends or members of the USJ School of Education, one should be from an immediate supervisor
  6. Letter of intent

Continuation requirements

Candidates must earn a C or better in all courses for continuous progress through the program. After 12 credits, candidates must maintain a GPA of 2.67 or higher throughout the program.

Exit requirements

Students must complete a comprehensive evaluation to meet the university Master of Arts requirement.


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