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Special Education C.A.G.S.

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Special Education C.A.G.S.

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Admission Deadline
Degrees Offered

C.A.G.S.


School

School of Graduate Studies


Department

Education


Cara Bjorklund

Special Education B.A. ’09, M.A. ’11, and CAGS ’14
5th Grade Teacher, West Boylston Public Schools

Assumption got me to where I am today.

I had a wonderful practicum experience with supportive supervisors and professors that allowed me to see and learn strategies in action for successful teaching practices. Take as many classes as possible, the more you know the easier your transition will be.

Shining Their Light

Cara Bjorklund

Special Education B.A. ’09, M.A. ’11, and CAGS ’14
5th Grade Teacher, West Boylston Public Schools

Assumption got me to where I am today.

I had a wonderful practicum experience with supportive supervisors and professors that allowed me to see and learn strategies in action for successful teaching practices. Take as many classes as possible, the more you know the easier your transition will be.

May 25 Wed

Graduate Admissions Virtual Information Session

We invite you to learn more about our premier graduate programs as well as the admissions process at Assumption by participating in our webinar onWednesday, May 25th, at 5:30 pm EST. You will have the opportunity to chat with admissions staff throughout the webinar.

May 25, 2022
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Virtual
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Jun 28 Tue

Graduate Admissions Virtual Information Session

We invite you to learn more about our premier graduate programs as well as the admissions process at Assumption by participating in our webinar onTuesday, June 28th, at 12:00 pm EST. You will have the opportunity to chat with admissions staff throughout the webinar.

Jun. 28, 2022
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Virtual
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Jul 27 Wed

Graduate Admissions and Financial Aid Virtual Information Session

We invite you to learn more about our premier graduate programs as well as the admissions and financial aid process at Assumption by participating in our webinar on Wednesday, July 27th, at 5:00 pm EST. You will have the opportunity to chat with admissions and financial aid staff throughout the webi ... Read more

Jul. 27, 2022
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Virtual
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Events

May 25 Wed

Graduate Admissions Virtual Information Session

We invite you to learn more about our premier graduate programs as well as the admissions process at Assumption by participating in our webinar onWednesday, May 25th, at 5:30 pm EST. You will have the opportunity to chat with admissions staff throughout the webinar.

May 25, 2022
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Virtual
Register Now
Jun 28 Tue

Graduate Admissions Virtual Information Session

We invite you to learn more about our premier graduate programs as well as the admissions process at Assumption by participating in our webinar onTuesday, June 28th, at 12:00 pm EST. You will have the opportunity to chat with admissions staff throughout the webinar.

Jun. 28, 2022
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Virtual
Register Now
Jul 27 Wed

Graduate Admissions and Financial Aid Virtual Information Session

We invite you to learn more about our premier graduate programs as well as the admissions and financial aid process at Assumption by participating in our webinar on Wednesday, July 27th, at 5:00 pm EST. You will have the opportunity to chat with admissions and financial aid staff throughout the webi ... Read more

Jul. 27, 2022
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Virtual
Register Now
Program Contact

Karissa Bardsley

Assistant Director of Graduate Admissions and Coordinator of Professional Development Institute Programs
508-767-7511 Admissions House - Room 204

Nanho S. Vander Hart, Ph.D

Associate Professor of Special Education, Director of Special Education, Director of Transition Specialist Program
508-767-7380 Kennedy Memorial Hall - Room 157

Sabine Prizio

Administrative Assistant to Graduate Programs
508-767-7297 Kennedy Hall - Room 169

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Admission Requirements

Prerequisites:
To be accepted into the C.A.G.S. program, you must have:
A master’s degree in Special Education or a related field of study from an accredited college or university 

Application Requirements:

  • Completed Application Dated & Signed
  • Three letters of recommendation are required* – one professional and at least one academic.
  • Official Transcript(s)
  • Personal Statement
  • Current Resume
  • TOEFL or IELTS (for applicants whose native language is not English)

*We strongly recommend at least one academic letter of recommendation; the remaining letters may be professional. All recommendations may be professional if an academic letter is not feasible. However, all letters should address the student’s ability to complete graduate-level academic work.

General Graduate Studies Admissions Requirements

  • Completed Application Dated & Signed
  • Three Letters of Recommendation
  • Official Transcript(s)
  • Personal Statement
  • Current Resume
  • TOEFL or IELTS for applicants whose native language is not English
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