Master of Science in Education / Special Education
California State University-Fullerton

Program Details

The online Master of Science in Education with a concentration in Special Education program is designed to help career special educators upgrade their skills, become informed about new ideas in special education, and prepare for curriculum leadership roles in public and private schools and settings.  Students learn to critically analyze and evaluate empirically based research; theoretical constructs and philosophical foundations; and historical, psychological, and sociological issues related to the education of individuals with disabilities.  Specific emphasis is offered in the areas of Early Childhood Special Education, Collaborative-Consultation, Mild/Moderate Disabilities, and Moderate/Severe Disabilities.


  • An approved major
  • GPA of 3.0 on previous academic and related work
  • Proof of a current teaching credential
  • Current professional resume
  • 500-word statement of purpose outlining your interest in the program
  • Two or more letters of recommendation

Special Accreditation

Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)

School Accreditation Statement

WASC Senior College and University Commission