Master of Arts in Special Education 

Master of Arts in Special Education

Opening Doors For Opportunities

The Master of Arts in Special Education degree offers advanced preparation in mild/moderate disabilities and moderate/severe disabilities. Graduates gain knowledge in educational, psychological, and political issues that arise when developing collaborative relationships with families, general educators, and other professionals. Graduates also gain knowledge in the development of materials, strategies, and skills to work with families, including the culturally and linguistically diverse.

Career Opportunities

  • Inclusion Specialist
  • Teacher on Special Assignment
  • Superintendent of Special Education 
  • Special Education Program Manager 
  • Program Managers, Directors, or Coordinators of programs or agencies
    • Examples being: Central Valley Regional Center, Diagnostic Center, Special Education Local Plan Area Directors

CLEAR Your Credential 

Students entering the master's program must already possess an Education Specialist Teaching Credential. For Fresno State Education Specialist Teaching Credential graduates, courses within your credential will apply towards your master's degree. 

Within the Master's program there are two courses which will clear your credential. View our curriculum here. If you are clearing your credential through your employer, you are still able to earn your Master's degree in Special Education with us. Please reach out to the Program Coordinator for more information.