CAGS in Special Education

The Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study (CAGS) program in Special Education is designed for students who have completed a master’s degree and wish to pursue a further specialized study in the field of Special Education.

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More About Our Program

We are a program dedicated to learning about the nature of disabilities and the ways in which individuals, families, schools, and local, state, and federal agencies work to improve the quality of life and outcomes for individuals with disabilities in school, employment, recreational, and residential settings. 

Our academic advisors will work closely with you to support and guide you in course selection to develop an individualized program of study that best reflects your background, interest, and professional goals. The CAGS requirement includes 32 credits of coursework and a comprehensive capstone project.

Career Outcomes

  • Special Education Teacher Leaders
  • Curriculum Directors
  • Disability Advocates
  • Disability Policymakers

Program Requirements

  • Visit the BU Bulletin for information on this program’s academic requirements.

Program Faculty

Linda Banks-Santilli, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Clinical Associate Professor

Elizabeth Bettini, Assistant Professor

David J. Chard, Dean ad interim, Professor

Stephanie Cox Suárez, Clinical Associate Professor

Felicity Crawford, Clinical Associate Professor

Jennifer Greif Green, Associate Professor

Nancy Harayama, Lecturer, Program Director for Special Education

Nathan Jones, Associate Professor, Program Director for RS Courses

Donna H. Lehr, Associate Professor, Special Education Program Coordinator

Zachary Rossetti, Associate Professor

Contact Info

For more information about this program and requirements for admission please contact, Program Director, Dr. Nancy Harayama,

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