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MSEd, Special Education

Ignite your teaching career by earning a master’s degree in special education at St. Thomas Aquinas College. Our comprehensive program will prepare you to teach students with special needs and help them progress and prepare for adult life. Learn to collaborate meaningfully with parents and other educators, provide positive behavioral support, identify learning needs, and measure academic progress. 

Our faculty of nationally recognized scholars will inspire you to learn research-based practices and implement them in your teaching. These supportive mentors will guide you through your academic journey to realize your potential as a skilled special educator capable of meeting the diverse needs of all students. 

Choose from one of two program options: grades 1-6 or grades 7-12. The grades 7-12 track provides the foundation for educators to serve as co-teachers in inclusive classrooms and to earn two New York State grades 7-12 certifications: Students with Disabilities generalist and a content area extension, Students with Disabilities.

At a glance

  • 36 Credit Graduate program


  • Joy Gallagher, Assistant Director, Transfer & Graduate Coordinator | 845-398-4101

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