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C.A.G.S.


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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.

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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.

Feb 28 Tue

Graduate Admissions and Financial Aid Virtual Information Session

We invite you to learn more about our premier graduate programs and the admissions and financial aid process at Assumption by participating in our webinar on Tuesday, February 28th, at 5:00 pm EST. You will have the opportunity to chat with admissions and financial aid staff throughout the webinar.

Feb. 28, 2023
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
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Mar 13 Mon

Overview of Graduate Programs Virtual Information Session

We invite you to learn more about our premier graduate programs and the admissions process at Assumption by participating in our webinar on Monday, March 13th, at 5:00 pm EST. Throughout the webinar, you will have the opportunity to chat with Susan Cahill and Karissa Mongeau, the admissions staff.

Mar. 13, 2023
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
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Mar 29 Wed

Special Education Master's Degree Virtual Information Session

We invite you to learn more about our Special Education Master's Degree program by participating in our virtual information session on Wednesday, March 29th, at 4:00 pm EST! Throughout the webinar, you will have the opportunity to chat with the program director, Dr. Vander-Hart, and your admissions ... Read more

Mar. 29, 2023
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
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Events

Feb 28 Tue

Graduate Admissions and Financial Aid Virtual Information Session

We invite you to learn more about our premier graduate programs and the admissions and financial aid process at Assumption by participating in our webinar on Tuesday, February 28th, at 5:00 pm EST. You will have the opportunity to chat with admissions and financial aid staff throughout the webinar.

Feb. 28, 2023
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Virtual
REGISTER
Mar 13 Mon

Overview of Graduate Programs Virtual Information Session

We invite you to learn more about our premier graduate programs and the admissions process at Assumption by participating in our webinar on Monday, March 13th, at 5:00 pm EST. Throughout the webinar, you will have the opportunity to chat with Susan Cahill and Karissa Mongeau, the admissions staff.

Mar. 13, 2023
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Virtual
REGISTER
Mar 29 Wed

Special Education Master's Degree Virtual Information Session

We invite you to learn more about our Special Education Master's Degree program by participating in our virtual information session on Wednesday, March 29th, at 4:00 pm EST! Throughout the webinar, you will have the opportunity to chat with the program director, Dr. Vander-Hart, and your admissions ... Read more

Mar. 29, 2023
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Virtual
Register Now
Program Contact

Karissa Mongeau

Assistant Director of Graduate Admissions and Coordinator of Professional Development Institute Programs
Schedule a Conversation
508-767-7511 Admissions House - Room 203

Nanho S. Vander Hart, Ph.D

Associate Professor, 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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Program Curriculum

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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

  • Graduate Application
  • 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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