Q1. How many credits is the Master of Arts in Special Education program?
A. The Master of Arts in Special Education program is a 36 credit program.
Q2. How long will it take me to receive the degree?
A. The Master of Arts in Special Education program can be completed in two years, part time and in the evenings, provided the student takes two courses each fall and spring and one course over one summer session.
Q3. How many nights a week are classes?
A. Each course in the Master of Arts in Special Education program is one night a week. If students take the typical course load, they will take two courses a semester and one in the summer.
Q4. How many classes can I take each semester?
A. The Master of Arts in Special Education program is constructed in a manner that students take two courses a semester.
Q5. Is there a certification attached to this degree?
A. After completion of all degree requirements, the Master of Arts in Special Education program certifies students to receive the Teacher of Students with Disabilities Certification provided that they already have an additional teacher certification. Standard teacher certification is a requirement to enter this program and is not provided within the curriculum of this program. All students, not holding a provisional or standard teaching certificate, should contact the Ramapo College Post Baccalaureate – Teacher Certification office, Ms. Joanne Caselli – 201-684-7626 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Q6. What are the application requirements for this degree?
A. The application requirements for the Master of Arts in Special Education program are as follows:
- A completed application form and non-refundable $65 application fee, or approved fee waiver
- A provisional or standard teaching certification
- A minimum of a 3.0 grade-point average (GPA)
- Two letters of recommendation
- Personal Statement
Q7. Who can I contact to receive more information?
A. To receive more information on the Master of Arts in Special Education program, please contact:
Dr. Julie Norflus-Good
Program Director, Master of Arts
in Special Education (MASE)