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School of Education at Johns Hopkins University-Master of Science in Special Education

Candidates for the Johns Hopkins Master of Science in Special Education programs may be recent college graduates or professionals experienced in fields other than teaching who wish to develop special education careers.

Depending on the specific concentration, students complete 36 to 39 graduate credits for their master's degrees. Students must work with a program adviser to develop a program of study that includes required and elective courses.

View an online information session with Dr. Laurie deBettencourt.



Special Education Program Paths

Full-time Master of Science in Special Education
Part-time Master of Science in Special Education
Part-time Master of Science in Special Education - Montgomery County School Collaboration Programs

Special Education Program Information

Admissions Requirements
Program Mission, Goals, and Student Outcomes
Field Experience Office
Comprehensive Exam and Graduate Project Descriptions

PLEASE NOTE: All students should register for the comprehensive exam and the graduate project by the end of the first week of classes each semester by emailing Camilla Mika-Simms, special education program coordinator. Once you have registered with her, a confirmation email will be sent to you with room information.

Comprehensive Exam Dates:

Fall 2017: November 13 and 14 from 5-8 p.m.

Graduate Project Due Dates and Presentation Dates:

Fall 2017: December 14 from 5-8 p.m.



Contact Us

Faculty Contact
Dr. Laurie deBettencourt

Academic Coordinator
Camilla Mika-Simms
(410) 516-9760

"I have benefited greatly from my experience in the Master of Science in Special Education program at Johns Hopkins School of Education. I have learned to differentiate instruction, monitor students’ progress, and select appropriate classroom management strategies."

Danielle Orchant
Masters Student - Graduation August '15