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Special Education (M.Ed. and M.Ed/Certification)

Program Code:     EDSP
Degree: M.Ed. and M.Ed/Certification
School:  Education
   
General Requirements: Statement of Purpose
  Transcript(s)
  TOEFL/IELTS/PTE (international graduate students)*
   
Program-Specific Requirements: Letters of Recommendation (3)
  CV/Resume
  Basic Skills Test** (M.Ed./Certification only (optional))
  Special Education Certification*** (optional - see note below)
   
Application Deadlines:

M.Ed./Certification:
March 9, 2023 (Fall 2023 Domestic)
March 15, 2023 (Fall 2023 International)

M.Ed. (without certification):
May 11, 2023 (Summer I 2023 Domestic) (Autism & Early Childhood off-campus programs only)
August 9, 2023 (Fall 2023 Domestic) (Autism & Early Childhood off-campus programs only)

March 10, 2023 (Fall 2023 International) (On-campus M.Ed. programs only)
March 9, 2023 (Fall 2023 Domestic) (On-Campus programs only)

   
Contact Program: https://education.umd.edu/academics/departments/chse/edsp
Diversity Statement: The Special Education Program is committed to
supporting students and ensuring a fear-free, inclusive
space where all students can thrive. The department
recognizes non-binary gender identifications, as well as
the difference between assigned biological sex and
gender expression. It encourages students, faculty
and staff to share and honor preferred pronouns
and names.

*TOEFL Scores: the program requires TOEFL scores to be 100 or higher.

**Basic Skills Test should be uploaded to Supplementary Application of the Upload Requirements section of the application.

***Special Education Certification for applicants of the Severe Disabilities concentration should be uploaded to Supplementary Application One of the Upload Requirements section of the application. If you are also submitting a Basic Skills Test, combine both documents into one PDF.