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University of LaVerne Master of Science Special Education Studies

2021 – 2022
Advising Information
College of the Canyons and
University of La Verne

The Master of Science in Special Education Studies
is designed for those interested in teaching,
advocating, and working with individuals with
mild/moderate disabilities.
Persons applying to this master’s degree need not
possess a teaching credential.
Within the master’s degree are specializations that
will result in added authorizations for persons
possessing Education Specialist Teaching
Credentials, or certifications for those who do not
possess the required California Credential.

Admissions Requirements

  • Schedule an appointment with Associate Director of Student Recruitment (ADR) (listed below).
  • Application: Apply with ADR, or an information session, or online at
  • Application fee is $50. (If you apply at an info session, the fee is waived)
  • Application deadlines: one week prior to the start of each term.
  • Financial Aid: Submit the FAFSA online
  • Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university with approved GPA
  • Personal Interview
  • Statement of purpose
  • Writing Competency Assessment
  • Current TB Clearance with the past 2 years
  • Current fingerprint clearance with the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing


Contact Information

Judy Henson
(909) 448-4992

Sam Ketenjian
University Center, Ste.203
(661) 362‐5876 

Financial Aid
1(800) 649‐0160 ULV School Code: 001216

Please send official transcripts to:
ROC Admissions
1950 Third Street
La Verne, CA 91750

Master of Science in Special Education Studies

Term 2021 ‐ 2022
Duration 2 to 2 1/2 years
Costs Graduate Tuition: $680 per unit Academic Service Fee: $30 per class Application Fee: $50 (waived if you attend an Information Session)
Format Accelerated 8 week terms; 5 terms per year; classes meet one evening per week, and every other Saturday. Option to take 1 or 2 courses/term. 1 course = half‐time, 2 courses = full‐time
Units 39 units

Foundation Courses COC Equivalency Units
ASCD 504 Methods of Research No equivalent course 3
SPED 401 Assessment: Education Specialist Professionalism and Practicum  No equivalent course 3
SPED 504 Current Issues, Policies, and SPED No equivalent course 3
Area of Concentration COC Equivalency Units
SPED 502 Disabilities and Bio‐Neurology No equivalent course 3
SPED 505 Advanced Positive Behavior Support: Theory and Practice No equivalent course 3
SPED 506 Advanced Assessment of Students with Special Needs No equivalent course 3
SPED 507 Advanced Curriculum  No equivalent course 3
SPED 508 Life Cycle and Transitions No equivalent course 3
Specializations COC Equivalency Units
Courses selected in a specialty or enhancement area No equivalent course 12
Culminating Activity   1 course / 3 units
SPED 596 Graduate Seminar   3