Special Education - M.S.Ed.

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Academic Tuition Waiver Information: An academic tuition waiver is available depending on applicant eligibility and need, ranging from a 30% to 60% tuition reduction for the cost of the program.

The University of Miami Department of Teaching and Learning, consistently ranked among the top graduate programs in curriculum and instruction by Academic Analytics, is seeking qualified applicants for its Master of Science in Education (M.S. Ed.) degree with a concentration in Special Education.

This degree prepares individuals to work with students with disabilities in collaborative school environments. The course of study consists of 30-36 credits over six terms (one year that includes two summers). The program accommodates both working teachers and individuals seeking initial teacher certification in special education.

The initial certification option includes 6-credit hours of student teaching including related Florida Educator Accomplished Practices support. The State approved program provides competencies for initial certification in K-12 special education with reading and ESOL endorsement.

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There is up to 60% tuition support sponsored by the School of Education and Human Development. The School makes these awards at the same time as final admissions decisions are made.

Qualifications for Consideration for Master of Science Program

In order to be considered for admission, applicants must submit:

  • Completed online application submitted prior to June 1 for Fall (August) admission;
  • Three letters of recommendation, preferably from former faculty familiar with academic work or current/former principals, assistant principals, department chairs (e.g., someone in a supervisory role);
  • Official transcripts from all previous undergraduate and graduate enrollment;
  • Minimum cumulative GPA = 3.0 from previous institution(s) enrolled;
  • Resume/CV

How to Apply

Application Check List

  • A completed application form here
  • Pay non-refundable application fee of $85
  • Submit Essay - (uploaded under "Statement of Purpose")
  • Submit official transcripts
  • Submit resume/CV


For more information, you can download the PDF here.

Program Contact

Program Director

Bruce Baker, Ph.D.
Merrick 222A

For Application Process Questions, contact:

Graduate Studies Office