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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


Degree Plan Availability
Education (Special Education) PhDHattiesburg Hybrid
Education (Special Education) EdSHattiesburg
Special Education MEdHattiesburg Hybrid, Online 100%
  • Special Education Teacher
  • Special Education Director
  • Behavior Specialist
  • Educational Interventionist