Special Education and Reading Department

Our faculty and staff are committed to standards-based education, to our professions, to students, and to a passion for teaching. We offer several undergraduate and graduate programs that are nationally certified. We invite you to join us as we continue to prepare teachers for the 21st century.

learner outcomes

The professional standards of national or international accrediting associations in special education, early childhood  and elementary education, and reading comprise the learning outcomes for the programs offered by the Department of Special Education and Reading. Click here for links to the learning outcomes/professional standards.  


Please follow the links below for detailed information about undergraduate and graduate programs. When you are ready to speak with an adviser click here to find an adviser or contact our department at (203) 392-5925 or (203) 392-6400.

Undergraduate Programs

• Comprehensive Special Education
• Collaborative: Elementary Education/Special Education

Graduate Programs

• Certification Graduate Programs in Reading
• Master of Science Degree Programs in Special Education
• Master of Science Degree Programs in Collaborative Education
• Graduate Reading Application Materials here

Cross-endorsement certification is negotiated between the graduate student and the Connecticut State Department of Education. A program for K-12 teaching certification can be combined with a Master of Science program in special education.

SCSU's Special Education Graduate Program is a Top Ranked Graduate Program by GraduatePrograms.com

SCSU's Special Education Graduate Program is a Top Ranked Graduate Program by GraduatePrograms.com.


All graduate students seeking admission to a Special Education or Reading program must apply to the School of Graduate Studies and contact the department secretaries to obtain information about additional department requirements.

Reading programs: Rosa Clough (203) 392-6400
Special Education programs: Carol Dojny (203) 392-5925 

Click here for special announcements from the Department of Special Education and Reading.