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Special Education, Master

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According to the National Council for Learning Disabilities, 2.4 million students are diagnosed with learning disabilities (like dyslexia, dyscalculia, and issues with executive function) and receive special education services in schools, representing 41% of all students receiving special education across the United States. 


These students require teachers who can help them understand and process classroom content and curricula so that every student can be successful and master content.

Pace’s MSEd in Special Education prepares you to empower student success in the fastest-growing area of the education profession. You will gain enhanced knowledge of learning disabilities and differences, as well as the methods and strategies to increase your effectiveness in the classroom. You will develop your skills and expertise in implementing inclusionary practices, and differentiated instruction techniques to help students with special learning needs and styles become successful and lifelong learners.


Certified childhood or adolescent teachers who want to become specialists in teaching students with disabilities. 

What you learn 

Become prepared to work with students who have disabilities. Deepen your knowledge about the characteristics of typical and atypical learners. Learn how to effectively use inclusive practices and differentiated instruction for students with special needs and learning styles. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Research/Theory in Developing Literacy
  • Trends and Issues in Special Education
  • Assessment, Diagnosis, Evaluation and Instructional Planning
  • Students with Severe Disabilities
  • Literacy for Children with Special Needs
  • Child Abuse and Violence Prevention
  • DASA- Harassment, Bullying, Cyberbullying and Discrimination in Schools, Prevention & Intervention

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
  • Credits
    36 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

Candidates must have a bachelor’s degree or higher from an accredited institution and must submit an official transcript. Minimum GPA of 3.0. (Upon the recommendation of the dean, graduate faculty admissions committee, or the director of Student Support Services, candidates whose GPA is less than 3.0 may be admitted on a conditional basis, provided that it is determined that the candidate has the necessary knowledge and skills to complete the program successfully.) 

Tuition Fee

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    927 USD/credit
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  • National Applies to you

    927 USD/credit
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Living costs for New York City

  • 1819 - 3970 USD/month
    Living Costs

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