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Department of Counseling, Educational Psychology & Special Education

Master of Arts in Special Education

New Student Orientation

Welcome to the Program

Congratulations! We are so excited you have decided to join us. The Master of Arts in Special Education offers emphasis areas in Learning Disabilities (LD) and Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). Throughout the master's program, you will engage in clinical projects and practicums that will give you many opportunities to engage in inquiry and to reflect on teaching practice with the support, feedback and collaboration of the teaching faculty.

All courses are fully online and are taught by special education program faculty members who have extensive experience as researchers, teacher educators and special education classroom teachers.

The information included here will help you learn more about the program, highlight the steps necessary to complete your master's degree, as well as some beneficial resources. Lastly, we have provided you with some tips on being a successful online learner.

If you have any questions throughout your participation in our program, please do not hesitate to contact us. We value your input and feedback, and are happy to answer any questions you may have!

Thanks and welcome to the program!

The Special Education Master's Program Team

Dawn Therrian-Taylor
Program Assistant
Phone: (517) 353-1842
Erin Hamilton
M.A. Program Coordinator
Phone: (517) 432-0418

Orientation To Do List