Master of Arts in Special Education

About Our Program

39 Credits for Students working towards the Master Degree AND Teacher of Students with Disabilities Certification

36 Credits for students who enter the program with their Teacher of the Handicapped Certification and are only working towards their Master Degree.

The Master of Arts in Special Education is designed to provide students with the ability to understand and embrace diversity, the ability to meet the needs of exceptional learners and the ability to guide individuals to maximize their educational potential.  They will be able to lead others toward change in creating a learning environment in which all individuals are allowed and encouraged to maximize their potential.  This degree reflects upon the commitment of Centenary College to produce "broadly educated" graduates who are committed to personal values, to their communities, and to their profession and its standards of excellence.

Program Goals

  • Provide up-to-the minute training in the midst of major changes in the field of special education.
  • Prepare students so that they will act as role models/change agents in the field.
  • Prepare students who can accommodate diversity.
  • Offer a broad-based program of study that will allow graduates to understand the needs of diverse learners from multiple perspectives.

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Dr. Kathleen Prystash
(908) 852-1400 ext. 2269