Typical Program of Study

Students take a planned sequence of coursework in special education and other disciplines, working with their advisor to develop an individual course of study. The program culminates in the capstone (SPED 549), taken winter quarter the last year of the program, working with K-12 students with special needs.

Students can begin the program during any quarter. Courses during the academic year meet in the late afternoon and evening hours; some summer courses meet during the day. Students can typically complete the master’s program in three to four years.


Please note: The Special Education master’s program is currently under consideration for suspension. We will continue to offer a Special Education endorsement. Please email specialed@seattleu.edu with any questions.