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Special Education Administrator

Graduate Admissions Requirements

Enrolling Now - Classes Begin October 23, 2017


Prospective students may apply for admission to the MSEd/EdS in Special Education Administrator program throughout the year. Applicants will be reviewed by the Graduate Faculty Committee to determine the right course of study for each applicant.

Please visit the MSEd/EdS in Special Education Administrator  program page to learn about curriculum, faculty, program options and more! 


This graduate program is for students who currently hold either:

  • An initial license in special education, or a certificate as a school guidance counselor, school principal/assistant school principal, school psychologist, school social worker/school adjustment counselor, or speech, language and hearing disorders teacher and completion of three full years of employment in a district-wide, school-based, or other educational setting, or
  • Completion of at least three full years of employment in law, public policy, higher education, or other related field accepted by the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.

For consideration, applicants must submit the following documents to the Office of Graduate Admissions:

  1. A completed application - Apply Now (Application fee is waived if you apply online)
  2. An original essay of at least 300-500 words on the topic "Why the graduate program in Special Education Administrator is important to me, my career and professional goals, and my life?"
  3. Undergraduate and graduate transcripts (a GPA of 3.0 is preferred)
  4. A current resume
  5. Two recommendations - Click Here to download the form
  6. Signed program requirement form - Click Here to download the form
  7. A copy of your current teaching license
  8. Passing scores on the Communication and Literacy Skills portion of the Massachusetts Tests for Educator Licensure (MTEL)
  9. Confirmation of a current ASE membership (optional) - Click Here to download the form
  10. Confirmation from MA DESE of eligibility for licensure

Recommendation forms and official transcripts must be mailed directly to Bay Path University's Office of Graduate Admissions:

East Longmeadow Campus Mail to:
Bay Path University
Office of Graduate Admissions
588 Longmeadow Street
Longmeadow, MA 01106

Concord Campus Mail to:
Bay Path University
Office of Graduate Admissions
521 Virginia Road
Concord, MA 01742