Graduate programs in Special Education provide students with skills in using research, and scholarly and professional literatures which enable them to better meet the academic, psychological and socialization needs of students with special needs. M.Ed. programs, both thesis- based and course-based, are available in Special Education on a part-time or full-time basis. The Ph.D. is offered only in the Area of Special Education, but provides flexibility for the student in terms of course work, and the opportunity to work with a faculty member who specializes in one of the Sub Areas.
These programs complement and build upon undergraduate courses and programs in special education offered through the Faculty of Education. Graduate training prepares students for employment as practitioners, remedial specialists, consultants, academics, and researchers.