Special Education (online)

Quinnipiac University

M.Sc. Online
12 months
705 USD/credit
705 USD/credit
Tuition fee
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Every child learns differently, and every child deserves the highest quality education. Our online MS in Special Education (online) at Quinnipiac University has been designed for educators who want a deeper understanding of children with special needs, the supports they require and the laws that protect them.


Under the “Child Find” component of IDEA, educators, psychologists, parents and health care professionals identify, diagnose and provide interventions for children with special needs as early as birth. As more children with special needs enter public education at age three, there is a growing need for highly trained teachers who are able to provide all students with engaging, differentiated learning opportunities that allow them to access the curriculum along with their non-disabled peers. 

Learning outcomes

The field of Special Education (online) at Quinnipiac University requires an in-depth understanding of the laws that frame it, particularly the Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). We offer two tracks to achieve your professional goals. One leads to cross-endorsement Connecticut #165, Comprehensive K-12 Special Education for those already holding an initial endorsement, and the second track is for anyone who is interested in doing research in special education.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Specific Learning Disabilities: Identification, Instruction and Assessment (LD)
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Emotional and Behavioral Disorder Identification, Management, and Assessment
  • Understanding and Teaching Students with Intellectual Disabilities
  • Assessment/Program Planning and Evaluation of Children with Special Needs
  • Special Education Law
  • Educating Young Children with Special Needs

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

The program will accept applications up to 1 or 2 weeks prior to the start




30 alternative credits



Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Transcripts from all colleges attended, whether or not grades were earned
  • Secondary school transcript with graduation date, unless an associate’s degree was earned
  • Advanced placement transcripts
  • International baccalaureate transcripts; International students should send official transcripts to World Education Services (WES) for certification and evaluation of credit and request that Quinnipiac University receive the results. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    705 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 705 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    705 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 705 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.


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