Master of Arts in Special Education
University of South Florida

Program Details

Earn your Master of Arts in Special Education with the University of South Florida.  This fully online, non-thesis major provides flexible options for a diverse range of working adult students.  Explore the Endorsement option if you are a certified teacher.  The non-endorsement option is designed for those outside of the K-12 classroom, working with organizations or programs which interact with the gifted and talented.  Studies for this online special education degree will incorporate topics such as:

  • Educational research designs
  • Disciplinary discourse
  • Educational strategies

Learn more about gifted children through a supervised practicum, where you will gain experience with direct practice, program development, and administration.  Develop your skills in consultation and collaboration, literacy, and professional accountability by working with a graduate director to determine how best to customize your curriculum.  Utilize the USF online master’s in special education to further your knowledge and profession working with gifted and talented students.

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Program Accreditation & Licensing

Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)

School Accreditation & Licensing

University of South Florida is accredited by:

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC)

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Bachelor Degree

Admission Tests

GRE, Proof of English Language Proficiency (International Students)

Application Requirements

Official College Transcript(s), Statement of Purpose/Intent

Additional Info

  • The GRE requirement may be waived with department approval.