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Special Education - Master's, Specialist and Doctorate

Availability: Hattiesburg, Hybrid and Online Options

Make a Difference: Teach Students with Special Needs!

Special Education teachers are in high demand. They work collaboratively with students with disabilities and those at-risk for developing a disability, student's families, general education teachers, and other related service providers. We offer graduate degrees at the masters, specialists, and doctoral levels. Students may complete coursework leading to Mississippi licensure in Mild/Moderate Disabilities, Emotional/Behavior Disorders, Severe Disabilities, or Gifted Education.

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3Graduate Degree Programs
5Full-time Faculty

What Will I Learn?

Special Education advanced degrees equip graduates with skills, knowledge and experiences to lead other teachers and professionals serving students with disabilities needing individualized education programs.

You will learn to:

  • Promote high expectations and achievement among students with and without disabilities using various interventions
  • Provide solutions for academic and behavioral needs based on data
  • Implement evidence-based high leverage practices
  • Integrate didactic and experiential training with research
  • Design and implement evidence-based special education programs
  • Interpret educational testing

Expert Faculty Who Are There to Help

We have an excellent undergraduate program with about 150 undergrad majors, all participating in undergraduate research. Our faculty are at the forefront of their fields, but always make time for students, and often perform research side by side with the students in their classes.


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Education (Special Education) PhDHattiesburg Hybrid
Education (Special Education) EdSHattiesburg
Special Education MEdHattiesburg Hybrid, Online 100%

Contact Us

School of Education

208 J.B. George Building 102 Kay James Drive  118 College Drive #5092  Hattiesburg, MS 39406   


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  • Special Education Teacher
  • Special Education Director
  • Behavior Specialist
  • Educational Interventionist