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Master of Arts in Special Education

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Master of Arts in Special Education

The Master of Arts in Special Education degree offers advanced preparation in mild/moderate disabilities and moderate/severe disabilities. Graduates gain knowledge in educational, psychological, and political issues that arise when developing collaborative relationships with families, general educators, and other professionals. Graduates also gain knowledge in the development of materials, strategies, and skills to work with families, including the culturally and linguistically diverse.

Career Opportunities

  • Inclusion Specialist
  • Teacher on Special Assignment
  • Superintendent of Special Education 
  • Special Education Program Manager 
  • Program Managers, Directors, or Coordinators of programs or agencies
    • Examples being: Central Valley Regional Center, Diagnostic Center, Special Education Local Plan Area Directors


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Visit our curriculum page to learn about the courses needed to graduate with an M.A. in Special Education.



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Program Coordinator 

Dr. William Garnett