Cal Poly Master's Degree Programs

Special Education

MS Special Education

By becoming a teacher, clinician, or professional in special education, students have an opportunity improve the quality of life not only of the children/youth with disabilities but also their families. Students have the opportunity to develop the knowledge and skills that will contribute to success as a day class teacher, resource specialist, inclusion specialist, autism specialist, or clinician. Cal Poly's Special Education program provides California with dedicated teachers who are collaborative, competent, caring, and creative. The program prepares candidates to earn a Preliminary Education Specialist Credential in mild/moderate disabilities while concurrently allowing them to probe more deeply regarding one mild/moderate disability such as autism. The M.S. SPED is a cohort-based (all students progress through the program together taking courses in a prescribed sequence) program beginning each fall quarter. Cohorts are limited each year to 20 candidates.

Assistant Professor Leah Wood leads the EDUC 546 class

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