With a Masters in Education Special Education, you will be able to make a difference in the lives of people with disabilities. The special education degree teaches you how to assess and instruct students with disabilities and provide them with a learning environment that supports their needs. You will learn about the various types of disabilities, how to develop an Individualized Education Plan (IEP) for students with disabilities and how to provide appropriate instruction for each student’s needs. Students can also take classes in special education testing, curriculum development and school administration.
Program requirements include completion of 36 credit hours in the classroom, including 30 credit hours in special education and six credit hours in general education. Students must also complete a practicum experience in a special education classroom during their studies.
In just two years, you’ll receive a course of study that will train you in the very latest in special education teaching practices and research. You’ll learn how to implement evidence-based instruction, design assessment tools that reflect student learning and growth, and tailor your instructional approach to meet the needs of individual students in your classroom.
When you complete your coursework, you’ll work with children who have special needs and gain real-world experience applying the strategies and techniques you’ve learned on campus. We’re confident that when you graduate from our program, you’ll be ready to take on the challenges of today’s classroom environment—and make an impact for your students.
The master’s program in special education leads to an initial license and is designed for individuals who wish to teach special education at the pre-school, elementary, middle school and/or secondary levels.
To obtain initial licensure as a special education teacher through this program, you must have an undergraduate degree. This program does not lead to additional licensure or certifications beyond the initial special education license.
The Master of Education in Special Education degree is designed to develop knowledge and skills to work with students who have diverse learning needs. Students will be prepared to take on leadership roles in the field of special education to help improve the lives of those with disabilities.
This program is for someone who wants to make a difference for students with special needs. It would be great for current teachers who want to specialize in special education or someone who wants to work with students on an individual level outside the classroom setting.
The Master of Education degree will prepare you to promote positive learning and behavior outcomes, provide instructional support and intervention services, and implement individualized interventions based on student needs.
Teaching is one of the most rewarding and fulfilling careers you can have. You’ll be in charge of shaping young minds, helping them learn about the world around them, and preparing them for the future. And with an advanced degree specializing in special education, you’ll also be helping students with unique learning needs feel more comfortable in school settings and give them access to all the same opportunities as their classmates.
With a master’s degree in education and a specialization in special education, you’ll be prepared to work effectively with people who have varying needs and challenges. You’ll learn how to assess student needs, develop plans for instruction, manage a classroom, and instruct students who have disabilities.