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Special Education: Degree Programs

The demand for educators with expertise in teaching students with special needs has never been greater. The College of Education offers several programs geared to improving the impact you can have on your students... those with disabilities, those who are gifted and talented, and all learners in between.

 

Special Education, M.A.T.

If you would like to become a licensed special education teacher, and you have a bachelor's degree in a field outside of education, we would love for you to explore our Master of Art in Teaching program in Special Education. Application deadlines are March 15 for summer and fall admission, and October 15 for winter and spring admission. For more information about specific curriculum requirements, please visit the academic bulletin.

 

Special Education, M.Ed.

The Master's program is designed for certified teachers who are seeking certification in special education or an add-on licensure in another area of special education. The program includes 150 hours of practicum experience. Applications are processed as they are received for this program. For more information about specific curriculum requirements, please visit the academic bulletin.

 

Special Education, Ph.D.

The Ph.D. program in special education focuses upon preparing teacher educators and special education administrators. It prepares you to become a successful and productive special education faculty member or administrator through an intensive course of advanced study. Courses include both seminars and experiential learning. For more information about specific curriculum requirements, please visit the academic bulletin.