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Master of Arts in Special Education

Program Details

The Master of Arts in Special Education degree from Michigan State University offers four different ways to complete this program. The are specialized areas in Autism Spectrum Disorders or Learning Disabilities. Those in this program will be trained to design and execute programs to help those with autism and other disabilities.


  • Bachelor's degree
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • A statement of professional goals
  • A grade-point average of 3.0 or higher in the last 60 credit hours attempted of undergraduate and all graduate courses
  • A valid teaching certificate in elementary or secondary education or eligibility for admission to the teacher certification program
  • Experience working with children and youth with disabilities
  • Professional goals that are consistent with the objectives of the program

Accreditation & Licensing

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission


At present, MSU is not authorized to offer online programs/distance education to any residents of Arkansas or Maryland.