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Special Education | Master’s Degree

Vermont State University


The program is based on a characteristics approach and focuses on students with both low- and high-incidence disabilities. The courses provide participants with theoretical, practical, and social justice models of current special education philosophy and practices. It emphasizes field-based practicum and internship experiences to provide opportunities for participants to implement their learning in authentic settings and to further solidify the connection between research and practice.

The program provides three pathways for the study of special education. The interdisciplinary option provides broad study in the field of education and special education while preparing participants to add the special education endorsement. Career-changing participants qualify for Initial Licensure and the Special Education endorsement by adding the licensure courses to the interdisciplinary option. The educational research option is for individuals who would like to learn to conduct educational research in special education with an original scholarly thesis.

Cost Total Cost $26,440

  • Tuition (total) $26,440

  • Cost per credit $661

  • Cost information is approximate, please visit the program's website for the most up to date information available.

Financial Assistance

  • Grants & Scholarships

    Graduate students typically finance their education through loans. Some grants and scholarships may be available. Please contact the school for more information.

    State or Local Grant
    Private Grant
    Other Grant
    State or Local Scholarship
    Private Scholarship
    Other Scholarship
    Veteran Educational Assistance Program
    Department of Defense (DoD) Tuition Assistance
    State or Local Military Assistance

  • Loans

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    Federal Unsubsidized Loan
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    Federal Direct Graduate PLUS Loan

Related Industries

  • Educational services; state, local, and private