Master of Arts in Special Education

  • Program Units
  • 36
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  • Average Completion Time
  • 18-24 months
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  • Cost Per Unit
  • $580*
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  • Program Delivery Format
  • Face-to-face and distance learning, In- class meetings are one night a week, 4:30-9:00 p.m.; 8-week long courses
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  • Accreditation
  • CTC, NCATE, WASC
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  • Locations
    • Bakersfield Regional Center
    • Inland Empire (Corona) Regional Center
    • Mission Valley (San Diego) Regional Center
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*Based off current tuition rates for 2014-2015

For details about the Master of Arts in Special Education program, please visit the School of Education website.

Admissions Requirements for MA Special Education

Step 1:

Please go to the Application Process page for all application requirements.

Step 2:

Program Specific Requirements:

These are the additional requirements for your specific program that will need to be submitted along with the general admissions materials, by the designated priority application dates.

  1. Basic Skills Requirement: This can be demonstrated by taking the CBEST exam OR Multiple Subject CSET plus writing skills examination OR passage of the CSU Early Assessment Program or the CSU Placement Examination OR Proof of a Valid CA Teaching Credential.

Step 3:

Other Program Requirements Upon Acceptance:
(Talk with your program coordinator for specific deadlines).

Note: The following are additional requirements for candidates also pursuing a credential embedded in an M.A. or Ed.S. program:

  1. CTC Certificate of Clearance or other CTC credential.
  2. Evidence of prerequisite credential (excluding PPS credential program).