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Special Education

Excel in special education with experience in our unique on-campus lab schools.

Special Education

TCU is the only university in the nation with two special education laboratory schools: Starpoint School for children with learning differences and the KinderFrogs School for children with Down syndrome and other developmental delays. These schools create exceptional opportunities for TCU students pursuing the special education master’s degree. 

You’ll be prepared to work directly with students with disabilities and collaborate with families, other professionals and administrators. This program is designed for students who are already certified teachers or those who have extensive experience with students with disabilities.

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Sample Courses


  • Literacy Methods in Special Education
  • Planning & Instruction in Academically Diverse Classrooms
  • Critical Issues in Special Education
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Special Admission Requirements


There are no special admissions requirements for this program.

What Sets Us Apart


The College of Education is home to the Alice Neeley Special Education Research and Service (ANSERS) Institute, providing students and faculty with an environment for innovation and change in special education through teaching, research and community outreach. The ANSERS Institute works in conjunction with the TCU laboratory schools.

Career Prospects


Program graduates are ready to establish themselves as teacher-leaders in their respective schools and districts. The Master of Special Education with Educational Diagnostician Certification prepares students to work as master teachers in the field of special education as well as diagnosticians recognized by the Texas Education Agency.