Special Education (online), M.Sc. | Part time online | Quinnipiac University | United States
M.Sc. Online

Special Education (online)

12 months
1095 USD/credit 32850 USD/year
1095 USD/credit 32850 USD/year
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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.


At Special Education (online) at Quinnipiac University 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 SCH



Academic requirements

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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

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  • International

    32850 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1095 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    32850 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1095 USD per credit during 12 months.


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