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Master of Science in Special Education


About the Program

The Master of Science in Special Education Program at TAMIU aims to prepare highly effective special education professionals who provide evidence-based educational programs and services for individuals with exceptionalities. The focus of our program is to provide graduate special education candidates with the opportunity to gain specialist training and research experience with diverse exceptional learners across the life span.


About Our Faculty

The faculty members in Special Education Program at TAMIU are published authors and talented teachers who dedicate themselves to working with students.
They are highly supportive in the classroom, committed to excellence in teaching, and actively involved in community. As a team, Dr. Randel Brown, Dr. Diana Linn, Dr. Won Gyoung Kim, Dr. Tonya Trepinski, and Ms. Bonnie Villarreal share their expertise and insights gained through their professional experiences.

Program Admission Requirements

  • Apply via applytexas.org
  • Submit official transcript(s) from every college or university attended
  • Submit a one to two page essay
  • Have cumulative GPA 2.75
  • Submit Résumé and two Professional Letters of Recommendation
  • International students must also submit:
    • Official Certificate of Graduation
    • TOEFL or IELTS scores
    • Financial Statement Form
    • Letter of Sponsorship
    • Bank Statement

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Catalog Information

This 36 credit hour program offers both a thesis and a non-thesis route. Additionally, this program offers seven specializations to choose from:*
  • Applied Behavior Analysis
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder Interventions
  • Bilingual Education
  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Educational Administration
  • Education Diagnostics
  • Reading
*Catalog information is provided for the 2016-2017 School Year, and is subject to change by catalog year. For more detailed catalog information, click for Thesis and Non-Thesis.