Jun 16, 2024  
2023-2024 Course Catalog 
2023-2024 Course 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. One letter of recommendation from individuals who can attest to the candidate’s suitability for graduate studies in education
  6. Completion of intent form

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 capstone project, as a culminating experience, which is incorporated in the final course SPEC 530 Research in Special Education.  

The capstone project is required by the University. 



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