Inclusive Special Education (Grades 7-12 Generalist), M.S.

Applications are considered on a rolling basis for all semester starts, but a summer start is recommended. The suggested deadline for admissions for the summer semester is January 15 of the same year. Applicants should ensure that all of the required materials are submitted by that date.

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 EdTPA.
  • A personal essay describing the candidate’s beliefs about student learning, commitment to diversity, enthusiasm for learning, willingness to foster collaboration and ethics.
  • 3 letters of recommendation from professors and/or employers
  • Resume or CV
  • Prior experiences working with youth

Financial Support

  • With the Syracuse Urban Teacher Residency, scholarships and other funding totaling over $40,000 can offset 60-75% of total tuition costs! Apply to SUITR and the M.S. program by April 19 to be considered.
    Students who receive this funding must formally be admitted and matriculated into the program beginning summer 2019, and maintain satisfactory academic progress toward that degree, which includes attaining and maintaining a 3.0 cumulative grade point average, with “B” or better grades in all education coursework, and to closely adhere to all professional expectations outlined in the School of Education’s Dispositions for Professional Educators guide. SUITR students must be enrolled full-time to be eligible; non-SUITR students may be enrolled full- or part-time. Learn more about School of Education Master’s Degree Scholarships
  • High Needs Area Scholarship
  • TEACH Grant
  • While most Graduate Assistantships through the Department of Teaching and Leadership are provided for doctoral students, some are available for master’s students.
  • Financial Aid & Scholarship Resources