Brooklyn M.A. in Special Education with an Annotation in Severe and Multiple Disabilities

Brooklyn M.A. in Special Education with an Annotation in Severe and Multiple Disabilities

Transform Classrooms. Inspire students. Get ready.

Prepare for a fulfilling and impactful career in education through the M.A. in Special Education All Grades (Prek-12) program with a Severe and Multiple Disabilities Annotation at St. Joseph's University, New York, located in the vibrant borough of Brooklyn.

Our dynamic and rigorous curriculum will enhance your classroom management abilities, giving you the tools to make a positive difference in the lives of your future students. Additionally, it paves the way for you to attain certifications in Childhood Students with Disabilities and Secondary Generalist for Students with Disabilities.

Our Brooklyn Campus program offers specialized extensions in earth science, biology, chemistry, English, mathematics, physics, social studies, and Spanish. Graduates of this flexible, part-time 36-credit program become eligible for the Severe and Multiple Disabilities Annotation.

Throughout your journey in the field of special education, you'll acquire innovative strategies for effectively navigating Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) to cater to the unique needs of each student in your classroom. Upon completion of the program, you'll emerge with the patience and adaptability necessary to confidently lead your classroom.

Furthermore, teacher salaries are on the rise in New York City and elsewhere, and you’ll be in high demand in the workforce. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that the number of special education specialist positions will increase dramatically over the next decade

Answer your calling and learn from esteemed professors who are experts in the field of education. Cultivate the skills and knowledge required to become an influential educator by earning your master's degree in Special Education at our esteemed Brooklyn Campus.

Alondra CabaAlondra Caba ’20 ’22
B.A. in Child Study, M.A. in Special Education

Alondra teaches math, reading and writing as a general education teacher to third graders at Zeta Charter School.

"Every day in my graduate classes, I get to reflect on my teaching and talk about the week’s challenges. During my time working toward my undergraduate degree and especially now as I pursue my master’s, St. Joseph's University taught me that no matter how hard the road gets, support and assistance will always be there for me. I am truly blessed to be part of such an amazing community, where my feelings, worries and concerns are valued."

The Brooklyn M.A. in Special Education All Grades Experience

Make Your Mark: Shape the future of education and leave a lasting legacy with our transformative M.A. in Special Education program.


Develop Your Skills: Many of our courses require the students to conduct fieldwork at local schools, helping to prepare you for student teaching, when you lead classes with the guidance of a teacher.


Be in Demand: Graduates from this program are experiencing success in classrooms in the New York City area, as well as outside of the state, as special education educators, directors and doctoral candidates. Our students are highly regarded, and regularly sought after by school districts.


Flexible Online Schedule

Our online courses are taught synchronously which allows students to interact with faculty and classmates in real time.  This format eliminates many of the barriers faced by the professionals in our program as it allows them to work from anywhere and removes the need for them to travel to campus on a regular basis.