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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100% Online

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)

The master’s degree in health informatics program is in Candidacy Status, pending accreditation review by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM).

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.