Master - Teaching: Special Education

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Are you interested in teaching special education students? If you'd like to learn more about the teaching strategies and accommodations used when working with K-12 students with special needs, consider Northcentral University's Master of Arts in Teaching program with a specialization in Special Education. Learn more about this online master's degree program here.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Kind of Program Is It?

The Master of Arts in Teaching program with a specialization in Special Education is designed to provide you with knowledge of the strategies used when working with individuals with special needs. Courses in this program help you learn to identify students who may need special education services, as well as how to develop Individual Education Plans (IEPs) and understand regulations and policies of federal, state, and local education laws. Additional courses help you understand about the specific accommodations and modifications you may need to make for special education students and how to instruct students with emotional and/or behavioral disorders. The program ends with a capstone course.

What Are the Prerequisites?

If you are thinking about enrolling in Northcentral University's Master of Arts in Teaching with a specialization in Special Education program, you should have a desire to understand the needs of special education students. You must have already earned a bachelor's degree and have completed an approved teacher certification program prior to applying as well.

What Are the Course Requirements?

You will be required to complete 33 credits to earn Northcentral University's Master of Education with a specialization in Special Education (which includes nine credits for the successful completion of the required alternative certification).

Courses for a Master of Arts in Teaching with a specialization in Special Education

Course NumberCourse Title
Required Courses
MAT 5001 Foundations of Teaching and Learning
MAT 5002Planning and Presenting Instruction for Diverse Learners
MAT 5003Diversity, Inclusion and Exceptional Learners
MAT 5004Technology for the 21st Century Classroom
Specialization Courses
SE 5001 Assessment in Special Education
SE 5002Instructing Students with Specific Learning Disabilities
SE 5003Instructing Students with Emotional and/or Behavioral Disorders
Capstone Course
MAT 5005 Capstone for Teachers

What Could I Do After I Graduate?

Career Opportunities

When you graduate from the Master of Arts in Teaching with a specialization in Special Education program, you could utilize your teaching skills within your current work environment or decide to seek a career where you work with K-12 students with special learning needs or emotional and/or behavioral disorders. Possible positions include:

  • Special education teacher
  • Learning disabilities teacher
  • Intervention specialist
  • Educational programs coordinator