Master's of Science
Special Education

Master's of Science<br>Special Education

Advance your Career in Special Education at Canisius

The Special Education Master of Science Degree Program at Canisius is designed for those dedicated to meet the needs of students with disabilities, placing a strong emphasis on theory, research and practicum experience.  The curriculum enables candidates to develop an understanding of etiology, related psychological and social factors and techniques proven effective for teaching students with diverse learning needs.  

The graduate programs in Special Education include pathways to achieve course requirements and to earn a New York State Certification Master of Science Degree in Special Education. The program leads to initial and/or professional teacher certification.  Practica and research opportunities are available throughout the program.

Canisius offers several options for graduate students interested in working with children and youth with disabilities. Click the links below to learn more about each program:

  • Advanced Special Education


    This program is appropriate for candidates who have completed the requirements for both Initial Childhood Certification and Special Education Certification at the undergraduate level.


  • Childhood Special Education


    This program is appropriate for candidates who have completed the requirements for Initial Childhood Certification but who plan to secure Special Education Certification at the graduate level.


  • Adolescence Special Education


    This program is appropriate for candidates who have completed the requirements for Initial Adolescence Certification but who plan to secure Special Education Certification at the graduate level.
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Initial Childhood Plus Special Education


    This program is appropriate for candidates with no prior certification who are seeking both Initial Childhood Certification and Special Education Certification at the graduate level.


  • Initial Adolescence Plus Special Education


    This program is appropriate for candidates with no prior certification who are seeking both Initial Adolescence Certification and Special Education Certification at the graduate level.

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