We offer multiple Special Education Programs for you to choose from, depending on your career objectives. Your required curriculum will vary depending on what area you choose.
Certificate in Special Education – This program allows you to pursue the courses you need to earn a special education teaching endorsement without completing the additional requirements for a master's degree. There is a required practicum, and most students complete all or part of this requirement in their own classrooms. See this program's curriculum here.
Master of Education – This program emphasizes advanced knowledge and skills for practitioners in special education. You complete the core requirements for the degree, a sequence of special education courses, and a creative component project designed to showcase your status as an advanced practitioner. See this program's curriculum here.
Master of Science – This program emphasizes advanced knowledge in special education along with research skills. You complete the core requirements for the degree, a sequence of special education courses, and a thesis that demonstrates your ability to conduct research. See this program's curriculum here.
Doctor of Philosophy – If you wish to pursue a doctoral degree, you may apply for the Ph.D. in Education and design a program that emphasizes special education and one or more additional cognate areas. Learn more here.
Instructional Strategist II: Behavior Disorders/Learning Disorders – This program prepares teachers who already hold a general education license. Completion of the program qualifies you to serve students ages 5 to 21 who have significant academic challenges, behavioral disorders, or mental health needs. Learn more here.