Program Highlights & Benefits
Meet one night per week from 4:45 - 8:45p
2 year completion time, including holiday breaks
No GRE or admission tests
No weekend classes
Goals and Focus of the Program
The Master of Arts in Advanced Teaching in Special Education focuses on in-depth knowledge and skill development for meeting needs of learners with special needs in multiple K-12 settings, and is aligned to Connecticut Cross-Endorsement Regulations.
The Master of Arts in Advanced Teaching in Special Education program follows a cohort model in which face-to-face sessions take place from 4:45 PM – 8:45 PM on the same night of the week at a central location. Eight-week courses include a combination of face-to-face as well as online sessions, with the possibility of courses being delivered fully online. The duration of the program is approximately two years.
The Master of Arts in Advanced Teaching in Special Education program must have a Bachelor’s degree from a regionally-accredited institution with a minimum GPA of 2.5, a valid Connecticut Teaching License, one year of full time, contracted teaching experience, and access to a classroom and students throughout the duration of the program to fulfill field study requirements.
Degree Requirements and Career Outcome
Plan of Study
Students with Moderate to Severe Disabilities
Summer Practicum I **
Laws and Special Education
Reading Comprehension and Vocabulary Interventions
Foundational Reading Interventions
Summer Practicum II **
Researched-Based Math Interventions
Research in Special Education
Universal Design for Learning: Proactive Inclusion for All Students
|Total Credit Hours:||38|
Anticipated Comprehensive Exam Date, if needed: March 2022
*The courses for this program may be offered in a different order. This list should not be considered the finalized course sequence.
**Check with Financial Aid regarding funding for summer practicums.