M.Ed. Special Education

We invite you to consider our Graduate Program in Special Education


The Master of Education in Special Education at Gonzaga University offers preparation for special education teachers or practitioners who desire to work within public and private schools, clinical settings, and natural settings. Students who enter our program focus on core competencies and specialize in one of three areas of interest. Course work and practicum experiences are linked closely so students apply their course knowledge immediately.All faculty are highly trained and effective special education practitioners and scholars who have extensively worked in the field, published research, and are highly respected by students, parents, and professionals. 

Three tracks of study are offered:

  1. Functional Analysis track -  Focuses on clinical procedures and training of candidates and opens the door to BCBA certification.
  2. Early Childhood Special Education track - For already-certified teachers, this track focuses on effective procedures and training of candidates who will be working with very young children with disabilities (ages 0-5 years).
  3. General Special Education track -  Focuses on State-of-the-Art teaching techniques for working with a large array of disabilities and age range of children. Certified teachers seeking to add a special education endorsement would normally complete this track.