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Education-Special Education, M.S.Ed

  • Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 24 months
The Master of Science in Education, Special Education online program at the University of Saint Francis allows you to choose one of three specialized tracks: mild intervention, intense intervention or non-licensure. 


Today’s schools seek teachers who can research, analyze and apply best educational practices that maximize student learning. A Master of Science in Education from USF empowers you to excel as an instructional leader in schools and the profession at large. Transition to Teaching and licensing-only tracks in mild intervention and intense intervention are also available.

Programme Structure

Transition to Teaching and licensing-only tracks in mild intervention and intense intervention are also available.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:  The program has up to six start dates during the year.
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.8

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.8 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).

General Requirements

  • Have an undergraduate GPA of 2.8 on a 4.0 scale. If your undergraduate GPA is below 3.0 on a 4.0 scale, you must submit one of the following:
    • GRE composite score of 280 (GRE score prior to 8/1/2011: 800); or
    • MAT composite score of 389.
  • Hold a standard teaching license and/or a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution. If you do not have a teaching license, teaching license coursework will be part of your program. You will also have to do one of the following:

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

Tuition Fee

  • National

    475 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 475 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
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