This program is designed for individuals with teaching degrees who have had no undergraduate training in special education and who wish to pursue an endorsement in special education while also earning a master’s degree. The degree may be added as an endorsement to a teaching license in either elementary or secondary education. To achieve an endorsement in special education for licensure purposes; candidates must take 6 credits of SPED 584 Student Teaching. Candidates pursuing this degree must have taken SPED 540 within six years of beginning the master’s program.
Graduates are in demand
Opportunity to earn an endorsement in special education as well as a master’s degree in education
Flexible course delivery methods including online and evening classes
College of Education is CAEP accredited
Individuals receiving this degree are prepared to teach special education, advance toward administrative positions, do research in the field, or prepare for a doctoral degree.
According to career outcomes surveys for MSU Billings Special Education Generalist master’s graduates, 93% are employed in their field within 9 months of graduation, and recent graduates report an average salary of $46,000.
Application Requirements: Masters of Science in Special Education -Generalist Option
|Transcripts (all graduate and undergraduate)||Yes|
|Standardized Exam (e.g. GRE)||Waived if GPA 3.0+|
|Admission Essay/Letter of Interest||Yes|
|Letters of Reference||Yes, 2|
See also: Graduate Faculty