Special Education

Master of Education

DescriptionDegree OptionsAdmission RequirementsRegistration
Plymouth State’s General Special Education certification programs are accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) and aligned with the national Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) Standards.

Coursework in special education address competencies in such areas as classroom management, survey of exceptionalities, human development, foundations, assessment, and teaching strategies. Our experienced faculty will address issues such as development and characteristics of learners, learning differences, instructional strategies, special education law, and language.

Students may choose from the following options:

MEd in Special Education, K-12 General Special Education Certification
MEd in Special Education, K-12 General Special Education Certification - One Year Intensive
MEd in Special Education, K-12 Administrator Certification
Admissions requirements for the Special Education programs require the following materials to be submitted through our online application

  • 3.0 or better in undergraduate coursework
  • Official transcripts from any/all college level work
  • Three professional recommendations
  • Current Resume
  • Statement of interest
  • NH Residency Verification form (NH residents only)
  • $75 application fee

Additional requirements for the One Year Intensive program

  • Successful completion of undergraduate degree in K-3, K-8, K-12, 5-12, or 7-12 teacher certification or related educational field
  • Interview with program coordinator
  • Application deadline of May 15 for cohort that begins in early June

Additional requirements for Special Education Administrator K-12 Certification

  • Previous certification in K-12 General Special Education
  • Three years teaching experience

Summer 2018 Registration – Opens April 16
Fall 2018 Registration – Opens April 16

Did you know PSU allows you to take up to 12 credits of graduate coursework before applying to most programs? So whether you are admitted to a program or just want to try a class, you can get started today!

Search for classes – the Office of the Registrar handles the course registration process – more information is available by visiting their website where you can check out the current course schedule by clicking on the “Course Offerings” tab, and using the first “Class Schedule Search” option. Simply select the current term from the drop down menu which will then allow you to search for classes in a variety of ways.

Register Online – Registration can be completed online through the myPlymouth portal if you are a current/active student or have been admitted to a graduate program. Be sure to have your user name, password, and the course number and title handy. At the end of the registration process you will be notified of your billing due date. Specific instructions for completing the online registration can be found on the Registrar’s website under the “How to Register” tab.

New to PSU? If you are taking your first graduate class at PSU and have not been admitted to a graduate program, you will need to complete the paper registration form which can be found under the “Registration Forms” tab. Completed forms should be submitted directly to the Office of the Registrar via email to psu-registrar@plymouth.edu or faxed to 603-535-2724.

Graduate Tuition Rates – Tuition for graduate coursework is calculated on a per credit rate based on residency status. Click here to see the current tuition costs.

SE Course Offerings 2018
This course planning matrix shows a tentative schedule of when Special Education classes will be offered. Please note this is subject to change.