College of Education and Human Development

Department of Educational Psychology

Special education MA

Build your career as a special education researcher and educator

As an MA student in the special education program, you'll be trained to find solutions to problems that help individuals with disabilities learn and grow. Many of our special education MA students go on to earn their PhD in special education.


Graduates with their MA in special education conduct research, teach in universities, and work in other educational settings in special education.

Tuition, funding, and financial aid

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    M.Y. Savana Bak

    Assistant professor

    Debbie Golos

    Associate professor

    Anne Foegen

    Professor and department chair

    LeAnne Johnson

    Associate professor and special education program coordinator

    Jennifer McComas

    Professor and head of special education MA with emphasis in ABA

    Kristen McMaster

    Professor and Guy Bond Chair in Reading

    Frank Symons

    Emma Birkmaier Education Leadership Professor, Senior Associate Dean for Research and Policy, Distinguished McKnight University Professor

    Jason Wolff

    William Harris Professor in Child Development, associate professor, Director of Graduate Studies