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Special Education

Master of Arts in Teaching

(48 Credit Hours)

Special Education

Learn how to lead and inspire a new generation of students who have emotional, learning or mental disabilities. Gain the knowledge that will help students ages three through 21 learn how to become self-proficient and confident. The experience you gain will prepare you to teach or move into other professions such as occupational therapy, speech language pathology and school psychology.

The Master of Arts in Teaching Special Education is a multi-categorical program which leads to certification and/or licensure in the three areas of teaching students with special needs:

  • Learning Disabilities
  • Mental Disabilities
  • Emotional Disabilities

This program is nationally recognized by the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC).

Admissions Criteria

  • Official transcripts from all academic institutions
  • Official GRE scores
  • TOEFL scores if your primary language is not English
  • Undergraduate GPA of 2.5
  • Undergraduate coursework representing a broad liberal arts background
  • A cover letter
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Résumé
  • A statement of ability to perform essential teaching duties under the Americans with Disabilities Act


For the most up-to-date information, visit Treasurer's Office Tuition and Fees.

Application Deadlines

Fall priority deadline for completed applications: March 1. (For those students seeking scholarships and assistantships.)
Fall deadline for all other completed applications: July 1.
Spring: November 1
Summer: March 1

Contact Information

Laura Brock
program director

Additional Information