Childhood or Adolescent Special Education with an Annotation in Severe and Multiple Disabilities
Make a difference. Teach special education. Get ready.
Prepare for a meaningful and rewarding teaching career with a master’s degree in special education.
Our innovative and challenging coursework will sharpen your classroom management skills, show you the best ways to make a positive impact on your future students, and help you become eligible for certifications in Childhood Students with Disabilities and Secondary Generalist for Students with Disabilities.
Content specialist extensions are available in Earth Science, Biology, Chemistry, English, Mathematics, Physics, Social Studies and Spanish. Graduates of the part-time, 36-credit program are eligible for the Annotation in Severe and Multiple Disabilities (Pre-K through 12, all grades).
Throughout your studies in the program, you’ll learn innovative ways to navigate Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) to teach to the needs of each student in your class. By graduation, you will have the patience and adaptability to lead your classroom with confidence.
Follow your calling. Learn from professors who are experts in the education field. Be an influential teacher with an M.A. in Special Education from our Brooklyn campus.
Alondra Caba ’20 ’22
B.A. in Child Study, M.A. in Special Education
Alondra teaches math, reading and writing as a general education teacher to third graders at Zeta Charter School.
"Every day in my graduate classes, I get to reflect on my teaching and talk about the week’s challenges. During my time working toward my undergraduate degree and especially now as I pursue my master’s, St. Joseph's University taught me that no matter how hard the road gets, support and assistance will always be there for me. I am truly blessed to be part of such an amazing community, where my feelings, worries and concerns are valued."
The Brooklyn Masters of Special Education Experience
Be in Demand: Graduates of the M.A. in Special Education program are in constant demand in tri-state area schools and beyond the region as teachers, school administrators, principals and superintendents.
Develop Your Skills: Many of your courses will include fieldwork at local schools. The classes at St. Joseph’s will prepare you for student teaching when you lead classes with the guidance of a teacher.
Make Your Mark: Teaching special education is a highly satisfying career. Graduates enter their future classrooms with the tools to make a positive impact on young minds every day.
Flexible Online Schedule
Our online courses are taught synchronously which allows students to interact with faculty and classmates in real time. This format eliminates many of the barriers faced by the professionals in our program as it allows them to work from anywhere and removes the need for them to travel to campus on a regular basis.