The Masters of Arts in Education with emphasis in special education is designed to prepare teachers to provide appropriate levels of service to students with disabilities at Pre-K through Twelve levels. The goal of this degree is to provide teachers with updated research, legal procedures, knowledge, and best practices to be successful with students who struggle to learn and/or behave appropriately in general education classrooms. 

Four pathways are available in the Special Education program:

  • Instructional Strategist I, K-8 endorsement
  • Instructional Strategist I, 5-12 endorsement
  • Instructional Strategist II, K-12 endorsement
  • Special Education — no endorsement. 

Course Requirements

View our course catalog for a full list of core required courses and courses required for the Emphasis in Special Education.