Our Academic Programs

Special Education

423 Education Building
1000 Bascom Mall
Madison WI 53706
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Program contact: Andrea Guptill
Phone: 608-263-5790
Email: rpseinfo@education.wisc.edu

Face-to-Face Evening/weekend1 Online2 Hybrid3 Accelerated4
Admitting Degree(s):
MS
PhD
Named Option(s):
Research and Theory

About the Special Education Program

Special Education offers a teacher certification M.S., a general M.S., and a Ph.D. program. The M.S. programs prepare students to serve as resources and advocates for persons with disabilities, and to work cooperatively both within and outside schools to improve the quality of life for individuals with disabilities. The Ph.D. degree prepares Special Education researchers and leaders who will contribute to increasing equity, enhancing teacher efficacy and improving post-school outcomes.

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Program Profile

Program statistical information on admissions, enrollment, student funding, and degrees.


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1 These programs are offered in an evening and/or weekend format to accommodate working schedules. Enjoy the advantages of on-campus courses and personal connections, while keeping your day job. For more information about the meeting schedule of a specific program, contact the program.

2 These programs are offered primarily online. Many available online programs can be completed almost entirely online with all online programs offering at least 50 percent or more of the program work online. Some online programs have an on-campus component that is often designed to accommodate working schedules. Take advantage of the convenience of online learning while participating in a rich, interactive learning environment. For more information about the online nature of a specific program, contact the program.

3 These programs have innovative curricula that combine on-campus and online formats. Most hybrid programs are completed on-campus with a partial or completely online semester. For more information about the hybrid schedule of a specific program, contact the program.

4 These on-campus programs are offered in an accelerated format that allows you to complete your program in a condensed time-frame. Enjoy the advantages of on-campus courses with minimal disruption to your career. For more information about the accelerated nature of a specific program, contact the program.