Master of Education (MEd) in Special Education

The MEd in Special Education prepares teachers to work with students with mild to moderate disabilities in grades PK-8 or 5-12. Teachers can upgrade their knowledge and skills in the field of special education. The program also serves those with bachelor's or advanced degrees who want to gain a more comprehensive knowledge of special education in school systems. Parents, administrators and community service workers may benefit from this program. 

Graduates are prepared to work in public schools with a continuum of services, from total inclusion to substantially separate settings. Some graduates may choose to work in private special education school programs.


Choose our initial licensure option if you seek a first license in Massachusetts.
Choose our advanced studies option if you already hold initial licensure in special education and seek a graduate degree to make you eligible to apply for a professional teacher licensure endorsement.
Choose our licensure only option if you seek a license but not a master’s degree.


Be a part of a program that is rigorous and exceeds professional standards. We have earned accreditation at national and state levels. 


You will have educational and professional development resources at your fingertips to help you achieve your own career goals. Participate in special projects and take advantage of resources. Choose from a variety of fieldwork experiences. Select one of the 50 communities with whom we have relationships or partner with one of our four laboratory schools, each of which features a different theme.