Master of Special Education
The Master of Special Education degree is designed for individuals who hold a bachelor’s degree and are currently certified to teach in grades PK-12. The program is based on the premise that successful teachers will need an in-depth knowledge of pedagogy, a mastery of current theory and an understanding of research-based practices and technology to move from being good teachers to becoming great teachers. The main focus of the Wilson program is to hone teaching skills through research and classroom practices, thereby fostering teaching excellence and teacher leadership.
Master of Special Education classes beginning Spring (March) 2017. Master of Education without certification and Master of Education with PK-8 certificaton have been approved. Pennsylvania Department of Education approval for Master of Education with 7-12 certification anticipated Spring/Summer 2017. Please contact the Graduate Education Programs Office with any questions.
Wilson MSE Program Advantages
- On-line Classes – Have option to take program 100% online or select a few face-to-face courses.
- MSE class sizes are generally small (less than 20 students).
- Easy Entry – There is no specific sequence of courses. Jump in and out as your schedule permits. Graduate on your schedule in 1 ½, 2, 3+ years. (All course work and degree requirements must be completed within six years of taking the first class.)
- No Fees – Districts generally reimburse course tuition, but not fees. Many colleges charge fees for each course. Wilson has no course fees.
- Competitive Tuition – Tuition is among the lowest in the region and you can defer payment until 30 days from the end of each course ($25.00 fee to defer payment per course).