Special Education: Specialization for Special Education Teachers, M.S. - CCSU

Special Education: Specialization for Special Education Teachers, M.S.

This program is offered by the Special Education & Interventions Department

Program Description

For students with a bachelor's degree and certification, program provides advanced study. Curriculum aligns with the standards of the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC).

Learning Outcomes


  1. Students will demonstrate knowledge of foundational issues in special education and their impact on the field.

  2. Students will demonstrate knowledge of the development and characteristics of learners, individual learning differences, and appropriate instructional strategies.

  3. Students will demonstrate the ability to analyze multiple forms of standardized and curriculum-based assessments and use that information for a variety of educational decisions.

  4. Students will demonstrate the ability to use their knowledge of general and specialized curricula to individualize learning for students with exceptional learning needs.

  5. Students will demonstrate the ability to select, adopt, and use instructional strategies to promote learning and to modify learning environments for students with exceptional learning needs.

  6. Students will promote professional, ethical, and collaborative practices in the field of special education

  7. Students will demonstrate knowledge of foundational issues in special education and their impact on the field.

  8. Students will demonstrate knowledge of the development and characteristics of learners, individual learning differences, and appropriate instructional strategies.

  9. Students will demonstrate the ability to analyze multiple forms of standardized and curriculum-based assessments and use that information for a variety of educational decisions.

  10. Students will demonstrate the ability to use their knowledge of general and specialized curricula to individualize learning for students with exceptional learning needs.

  11. Students will demonstrate the ability to select, adopt, and use instructional strategies to promote learning and to modify learning environments for students with exceptional learning needs.

  12. Students will promote professional, ethical, and collaborative practices in the field of special education.