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2023-2024 University Catalog 
2023-2024 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Special Education, M.S.

(30 UNITS)

The Master of Science in Special Education prepares graduate students to critically analyze and evaluate empirically based research; theoretical constructs and philosophical foundations; and historical, psychological and sociological issues related to the education of individuals with disabilities. It focuses on analysis and interpretations of policy as related to curriculum, pedagogy and methodology. Specific emphasis is offered in the areas of Early Childhood Special Education, Collaborative-Consultation, Mild/Moderate Disabilities and Moderate/Severe Disabilities.

Admission to Graduate Standing - Conditionally Classified

Students must meet the CSU requirements for admission to a master’s degree program. Please consult the Graduate Admissions section in this catalog for complete information. In addition, applicants must have earned a grade-point average of at least 3.0 in the last 60 semester units attempted.

Graduate Standing - Classified

A student who meets the admission requirements and the following requirements may be granted classified graduate standing:

  • Grade-point average of 3.0 or better in all previous academic and related work.
  • An approved major.
  • Completion of SPED 371 .
  • Satisfactory interview and autobiography.

Degree Requirements