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Master of Special Education Admission

The M.Sp.Ed. is a summer-only cohort program. Students interested in joining the 2008 cohort should email the program coordinator, Trudie Hughes.

Minimum criteria for admission:


  • Bachelors Degree
  • 2.8 undergraduate GPA (exceptions may be granted) or current teaching license
  • Students whose first language is not English must submit a TOEFL score ofat least 550 on the paper-based, 213 on the computer-based, or 79 on the Internet-based (minimum scores of 21 in writing and 19 in reading). Information on the TOEFL can be found at


Submit the following as part of the application:


  • Application Form (Word Document)
  • $31 non-refundable application fee
  • Official transcripts from the institution granting the bachelor´s degree. OFFICIAL means they must be sent DIRECTLY to the Collegiate Graduate Program Office from the undergraduate institution. (see address above)
  • Three letters of recommendation - addressed to the Collegiate Graduate Programs Committee (see address above)
  • 1 - 2 page paper describing your professional goals and the importance of reflection in educational practice.


Email Karen Mehle with specific questions about the admission process.