This specialty is oriented to facilitate to the teacher of Special Education the tools that allow her/him to perform their functions effectively and efficiently in the classroom. In addition, the specialty at this level facilitates competing to her/him in the magisterial field for an associate teacher rank.


An applicant shall be eligible for admission if he/she complies with the following requirements:

  1. Bachelor of Arts in Education or a related area from an accredited institution or a Bachelor of Arts with a Science degree in a particular field which required courses in education;
  2. Admission index of 3.00 on the Bachelor Degree. If at the end of completing the master degree, the student has a GPA between 2.50 and 2.99, he or she must take the EXADEP educational test. Students with a GPA of 3.00 or more are exempted from taking the EXADEP.
  3. Oral and written competence in English and Spanish are required.
  4. Completed application form and appropriate fees within the time specified in the University calendar;
  5. Evidence of undergraduate and graduate studies (official transcript).

Curriculum (39 Credits)

Core Courses

EDUC 512 - Educational Innovations and Strategies

COIS 600 - The Computer as an Instructional Resource

EDUC 610 - Education of the Exceptional Child

Specialization Courses

EDUC 611 - Education of Mildly Handicapped Children

EDUC 612 - Behavior Modification for Mildly and Severely Handicapped Children

EDUC 613 - Preschool Education of Exceptional Child

EDUC 616 - Assessment, Measurement and Evaluation in Special Education

EDUC 617 - Curriculum and Teaching Methods in Special Education

EDUC 531 - Legal Issues and Trends in Special Education


EDUC 532 - Administration of Special Education Programs

EDUC 534 - Teaching Reading and Writing to exceptional children

EDUC 538 - The Education of Students with Emotional and Behavioral Disorders

EDUC 576 - Teaching Methods and Systems

Final Requirements

EDUC 505 - Educational Research Methods

EDUC 618 - Research Seminar

EDUC 709 - Thesis (Documentary Research)

*Partial scholarships Available

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