Program highlights

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Flexible completion options

The program requires at least 35 credit hours of approved graduate coursework, including two culminating experiences, an internship and a master's project, where you'll examine a research question or topic focused on issues relating to students with disabilities. 

Optional annotation

You also can pursue an annotation in teaching students with severe and/or multiple disabilities. Students complete two additional courses in teaching students with severe/multiple disabilities and autism spectrum disorders as well as 50 hours of field work.

Flexible class options

We offer a variety of course formats, including online courses, hybrid courses that combine online education with face-to-face instruction, and traditional on-campus courses.

TSD accelerated program

Our one-year program allows students to complete requirements at an accelerated pace. Students begin with online coursework during the summer and then complete the program in June of the following year.

Tailored to your needs

All students bring different interest in certification areas, so program completion will vary based on the individual. We'll work with you to identify a timeline that best meets your need. We also welcome students who may be interested in adding courses for additional certifications. 

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Contact us

Cynthia.Moriarity, M.S.Ed. program coordinator
Cornish Hall, Room 1213
607-753-2447