Special Education, MEd

Special Education, MEd

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Master of Education in Special Education





Next Classes Start

August 27, 2024

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Program at a Glance

This fully accredited, 33-credit program will enable you to work more effectively with students who have diverse learning needs. You’ll benefit from practice-rooted coursework and a focus on critical areas such as differentiated instruction, curriculum modifications, positive behavioral supports, collaborative structures, assistive technology, and literacy instruction. Most courses are taught face to face in the late afternoon, with some hybrid and off-campus opportunities.

Department Co-Chair : David Bwire, bwired@tcnj.edu

Department Co-Chair : Helene Anthony, anthonyh@tcnj.edu


  • full time: 2 years
  • part time: 3–4 years


  • Hybrid


  • comphrensive exam


  • courses


  • credits


  • per credit

Who Should Pursue This Program?

If you’re already several years into your special education teaching career and would like to further enhance your skills and classroom practices, this program is the perfect next step.


Our graduates are skilled teachers of students with disabilities and can be found at local, national, and global schools. Some alumni have chosen to pursue careers in educational research or curriculum development, and others have gone on to enroll in doctoral programs.

Extensive Network

Study alongside peers with solid education experience, learn from faculty who have valuable contacts in their field, and benefit from an alumni community with strong professional connections.

For your application to be considered complete, you must submit the online application and all supplemental documents.

  • National Standardized Admission Test Requirement:  Applicants to the MEd Special Education programs are required to take the GRE unless they meet the criteria of the waiver policy. The GRE is waived for individuals seeking the post-master's certificate program. Applicants should request that a score report be sent to The College of New Jersey (Code #R2519). The test scores must arrive by the application deadline and may not be over five years old. Graduate Admission Testing Information and Waivers
  • Copy of Teacher Certification: A CEAS or standard certificate in special education is required.
  • Educational Experience: Several years of teaching are required.

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We consider applications on a space-available basis. You can apply up to and including the first day of the semester.

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The Department of Special Education provides program details including a typical course sequence.

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We offer the same tuition rates no matter where you live. And there are a range of financial aid and assistantship options for TCNJ graduate students.

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The College of New Jersey School of Education is a member in good standing of the Association for Advancing Quality in Educator Preparation (AAQEP).

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