M.S. in Special Education

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Together We Make the Difference

The Master of Science degree program in special education is a single degree program offering practicing educators and those intending to enter the teaching profession the opportunity to design a program of study to meet their interests and teacher licensure needs in the area of special education.

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Why Choose Radford?



Jumping into your career or already have your teaching license? Choose between a licensure or non-licensure degree.

Expand job opportunities

Expand Job Opportunities

Across the United States, school systems face a critical shortage of highly qualified teachers in special education.

World-class faculty

World-Class Faculty

Learn from graduate faculty members from the best academic programs in the country.

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Program Goals

  • Develop professionals who can work effectively with infants, children and youth with disabilities
  • Ensure their academic and personal success through collaboration with families, general educators and other team members, and 
  • Advocate for children, families and the profession to improve the quality of life for all children.

Gain Knowledge and Skills In

  • Characteristics
  • Assessment and evaluation
  • Understanding and application of service delivery
  • Curriculum and instruction
  • IEP/IFSP development and monitoring
  • Transition
  • Proactive classroom management
  • Positive behavior support
  • Collaboration and teamwork
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