Special Education (MOSAIC)

University of Pittsburgh

12 months
39898 USD/year
39898 USD/year
23530 USD/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
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Build the skills you’ll need to teach adolescents both with and without disabilities in the University of Pittsburgh School of Education's Master of Special Education (MOSAIC). 


MOSAIC offers the unique opportunity to earn dual certification in Special Education and a Secondary Content Area, making graduates stand out in the job field. This rigorous 12-month program blends challenging coursework with full-time student teaching, giving candidates not only the knowledge but the experience to thrive in the classroom.

The Master of Special Education (MOSAIC) program from the University of Pittsburgh provides future teachers with the skills, knowledge, and experience to effectively teach adolescents with and without disabilities.

Career Pathways

  • MOSAIC alumni are employed as high school and middle school English, Science, Math, Foreign Language, Social Studies, and Special Education teachers in Pittsburgh, across Pennsylvania and around the country. 

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Teaching & Learning In Secondary English 
  • Teaching & Learning In Secondary Foreign Language 
  • Teaching And Learning In Secondary Math 
  • Teaching & Learning In Secondary Science 
  • Teaching & Learning In Secondary Social Studies 
  • Practicum In Secondary Special Education

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Rolling; Priority given to applications received by January 15




42 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

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

  • Applications are submitted through the Pitt Education Online Application Form
  • There is a non-refundable application fee of $50 (USD) to be paid by credit card
  • Your online application must include (a.) a Goal statement, (b.) your resume or curriculum vita, and (c.) contact information for three academic or professional contacts to later be invited to provide letters of recommendation

Tuition Fee

  • International

    39898 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 39898 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    39898 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 39898 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • In-State

    23530 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 23530 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.


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