Degree Details

Degree Type

  • Graduate Certificate Programs

Minimum Requirements

  • 32 Credits


  • Hybrid Options Available
  • In-Person


  • Full-Time
  • Multiple Start Dates
  • Part-Time


  • On-Campus
Degree Requirements

The certificate of advanced graduate study (CAGS) program in Special Education at Boston University Wheelock College of Education & Human Development 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. You will learn about disability and the ways people, families, schools, and government agencies work to improve the quality of life and outcomes for people with disabilities in school, at home, and in the community.

As a student in the CAGS in Special Education, you’ll have the opportunity to work with faculty who are both practitioners and leading researchers who conduct studies in schools and other settings that serve individuals with special needs. You’ll work closely with your academic advisors to choose the right courses to develop an individualized plan of study that best reflects your background, interests, and professional goals.

Dates & Deadlines

Spring & Fall 2024

Aug 15, 2023

Application Open

Spring 2024 Semester

Dec 15, 2023

Application Deadline

Fall 2024 Semester

Jan 15, 2024

Deadline to Receive Priority Scholarship Consideration

Fall 2024 Semester

Aug 1, 2024

Application Closes

Career Outcomes

Boston University’s CAGS in Special Education emphasizes developing in-depth content knowledge and advanced skills in the field of special education. Graduates are prepared to succeed in a variety of professional roles.

  • Special education teacher leaders
  • Curriculum directors 
  • Disability advocates 
  • Disability policymakers 
  • Professionals who contribute to research and practice

More Information about the Special Education CAGS

Field-Based Experiences

If you’re interested in completing a fieldwork experience, the CAGS in Special Education program offers the opportunity to connect theory, research, practice, and policy.

Master’s Degree

Students who are interested in pursuing a master’s degree can explore BU Wheelock’s EdM in Special Education, which includes several options for specializations.

Graduate Admissions

Connect with BU Wheelock to learn more about the CAGS in Special Education. Get information about admissions deadlines, requirements, and financial aid. And sign up for an upcoming information session.

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