Special Education - Graduate Program

Degree: M.Ed.

The graduate-level Special Education program at Millersville University equips education professionals to create empowered and unified learning communities for learners of all ages and abilities.

Why Study This Program?

Facilitate an empowered and unified learning community for learners of all ages and abilities through Millersville University's graduate Special Education program. The foundations you established as an undergraduate will be expanded and applied as you practice respect, collaboration, mutuality and the realization of each individual gift.

The Special Education program provides a path toward three graduate-level results: a Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Special Education, post-baccalaureate certificate in Special Education or post-master's supervisory certification in Special Education. Each of these courses of study is designed to provide busy education professionals with the specialized knowledge needed to fulfill and surpass the needs of students with disabilities in multiple settings in grades K-12. The Master of Education degree is the most comprehensive option, post-baccalaureate certificates for PreK-8 and 7-12 specialize your study, and the post-master's certificate equips you for leadership roles in Special Education.

Admission to the program is open to applicants who possess a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited four-year college or university and a Pennsylvania Instructional I Certification. This program allows for rolling admission and caters to both full- and part-time students. Degree candidacy for this graduate program is based on successful completion of the educational foundations department’s placement exam or passing SPED 600, Orientation to Special Education, with a “B” or better. 

What Will You Learn?

The Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Special Education curriculum features professional core studies courses about research methods, student psychology and education philosophies, knowledge core courses about technology, law and social work in education, concentration courses in either limited supports or extensive supports, and various research and field options.

Graduate students can also earn a PreK-8 or 7-12 certification with additional courses depending on their undergraduate preparation. The post-master's supervisory certification curriculum consists of four courses and a practicum experience in special education supervision.