Special Education MSEd

Our master's program provides advanced cognitive and educational skills to current or starting professionals who work to serve individuals with exceptionalities.

What You'll Study

If you're seeking better job placement opportunities, professional development or expertise in a specialized area of special education, our master's degree program can give you the tools to reach new heights as a professional.

You'll be introduced to advanced and in-depth teaching strategies that provide a thorough understanding and the ability to implement tools as an intervention specialist working with learners with significant disabilities. In the program, you'll choose one of two licensure tracks, specializing either in autism and related (moderate-to-intensive) disabilities or mild-to-moderate disabilities.

The master's program prepares you to successfully pass the Ohio licensure exam, which will result in the corresponding Intervention Specialist Licensure.


When seeking your master's in special education, you'll take courses to learn different instructional methodologies for working with students with special needs. You'll also choose an area of specialization.

Program Overview
Admission Requirements

Graduate Certificate

  • Autism Spectrum and Related Disabilities Gradate Certificate

    The graduate certificate program incorporates specialized coursework in characteristics and methods for students with moderate to intensive learning needs, and specifically with autism. You'll also complete a summer practicum experience where you'll assess students, analyze data and apply evidence-based practices.

    The Autism Spectrum and Related Disabilities graduate certificate is best suited for graduate-level students in education or related fields like psychology, nursing, school counseling or speech and language therapy.

    All students seeking the graduate certificate take 19 credits of courses in behavior management and specialized communication and teaching strategies, as well as a field experience.

    Overview & Requirements

One More Thing

I chose this program for my graduate degree because of the knowledge and expertise that each professor brings to this field. I learned so much while I was in class and through my numerous hands-on experiences. I was thoroughly prepared to be a special education teacher; to serve this community with pride from where my training came from.”

Carrie Fiol, Special Education Alumna