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Early Childhood Special Education (Birth-Grade 2), M.S.

Applications are considered on a rolling basis.

  • Applicants who want to complete the program within a 16 month period may only apply for a summer semester (May) start, must maintain full-time enrollment, and be available for placements that occur during the day in every semester.
  • Applicants for part-time study may apply for a summer, fall, or spring semester start, but must be available for some daytime courses, weekly placements in some semesters, as well as a two 7 week full-day student teaching placements.

Admissions Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree and a cumulative undergraduate GPA of at least 3.0.
  • Official transcript of all undergraduate and graduate study.
  • Competitive scores on one of the following admissions entrance exams: Graduate Record Examination (GRE); Miller Analogy Test (MAT); or other acceptable, nationally normed admissions examination; or a passing score on the Praxis: Core Academic Skills for EducatorsedTPA, or ATS-W exam.
  • A personal essay describing the candidate’s beliefs about student learning, commitment to diversity, enthusiasm for learning, willingness to foster collaboration, and ethics.
  • Prior experiences working with children
  • 3 Letters of recommendation from professors and/or employers
  • Resume or CV
  • Interview required in person or via videoconference
  • Applicants with or without teacher certification may apply; however, students with Birth-Grade 2 Students with Disabilities certification are not eligible for this program.

Financial Support