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MS in Special Education

Eastern’s 30-credit Master of Science in Special Education is an advanced degree program designed for currently certified teachers who are seeking K-12 cross endorsement. The program is driven by a distinctive community-based learning approach to prepare students through integration of theory, research, and practice. Following a hybrid model, the program offers fully online asynchronous and synchronous coursework complemented by practica in each student's local community and schools. The program may be completed within a year. This program does not lead to a certificate in Special Education unless candidates are already certified in another area. 

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A Master of Science Degree in Special Education

Study completely online at your convenience:
  • Enhances the ability of educators to instruct K-12 students with special needs and to work with their families and other special education personnel.
  • Offers unique courses in interagency collaboration, intervention for children with autism, special education and the arts, and many more.
  • Promotes strategies for inclusive education, classroom and behavior management, and assessment informed instruction.
  • Supports students in applying special education foundational knowledge and applications in their current school settings.

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Program Coordinators

Dr. Kwangwon Lee

Assistant Professor of Education

Special Education Faculty

Phone: 860-465-5232

Office: Center for Early Childhood Education, Room 216

Dr. Tanya Moorehead

Associate Professor of Education

Special Education Faculty

Phone: 860-465-4555

Office: Webb Hall, Room 149