Special Education, M.Sc. | Online (optional) | California State University East Bay | Hayward, United States
12 months
15557 USD/year
15557 USD/year
8429 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Special Education program at California State University East Bay provides candidates with curricular and instructional expertise to meet the needs of a broad range of diverse students, with inclusive and specialized supports to enhance the lives of individuals with disabilities and their families. 


Programs lead to the Preliminary Education Specialist Credential in Mild-Moderate Disabilities or Moderate-Severe Disabilities, and/or to the Masters of Science degree in Special Education. The credential programs are field-based enabling candidates to apply coursework content to school and community programs.

Program Highlights

  • Four Semester program, plus Summer session for those without a prior teaching credential.
  • Classes delivered in online, face-face, and/or hybrid formats
  • Core Specialized courses
  • Concurrent coursework and field work
  • Cohort format
  • May complete both authorizations: Mild/Moderate Support Needs or Extensive Support Needs.
  • Additional support for Intern teacher candidates
  • Master of Science in Special Education degree from California State University East Bay is earned concurrently with the Educational Specialist Credential.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Curriculum & Instruction: Mild Moderate Disabilities
  • Assessment, Curriculum & Instruction: Moderate Severe Disabilities
  • Research & Professional Practices
  • Fieldwork: Mild Moderate Disabilities
  • Fieldwork: Moderate Severe Disabilities

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH


On Campus, Blended, Online

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Transcript: one set of official transcripts from all college/universities attended sent directly to Graduate Admissions
  • Application Fee: $70 dollars
  • Department Application ($25 application fee)
  • Statement of Purpose with coversheet
  • Certificate of Clearance or Valid CTC document (requires live scan fingerprinting)
  • Three Letters of Recommendation Forms (from a person who has observed you working with K-22 learners)
  • Verification of U.S Constitution Requirement
  • Valid Negative TB Test Report (within the last 2 years)
  • Overall GPA 3.0 or Petition Waiver
  • Official Bachelors Degree bearing transcript
  • Graduate Record Exam (GRE)

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    15557 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 15557 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    15557 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15557 USD per year during 12 months.
  • In-State

    8429 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8429 USD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Hayward

1370 - 2510 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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