M.A. in Special Education

Best 22 Masters of Arts in Special Education 2019

Special Education

Masters degrees are more versatile than doctoral qualifications and have a broad range of professional and academic applications. According to the U.S. Department of Education, three types of masters programs exist research, professional, and terminal. The most popular masters degree types are Master of Arts (M.A.) and Master of Science (M.S.) in a mixture of subject fields.

Special education is an academic discipline that is focused on providing support for special needs learners. Students of this field can learn how to deal with pupils with behavioral, emotional, social, and developmental delays and provide hands-on education and interventions.

Master of Arts (MA) in Special Education

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Master of Arts in Inclusive Education

Cardinal Stritch University
Online & Campus Combined Part time 1 - 2  August 2019 USA Milwaukee

The Master of Arts (M.A.) in Inclusive Education program leads to certification in regular education and cross-categorical special education. [+]

The Master of Arts (M.A.) in Inclusive Education program leads to certification in regular education and cross-categorical special education.

There are two tracks in the program:

Initial Certification Track

A graduate-level program for candidates without a previous teaching license who want to become prepared to teach children with a wide variety of educational needs. This track leads to certification in both Regular Education and Cross-Categorical Special Education at the Middle Childhood-Early Adolescence Level.

A unique feature of this program is that the student teaching requirements for both certification areas can be accomplished in one semester, resulting in earlier program completion and program cost savings. This is the only post-baccalaureate program of its kind offered in the state of Wisconsin.... [-]


Master of Arts in Education: Special Education Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education

Eastern Kentucky University
Campus Full time September 2019 USA Richmond

Individuals working in programs serving young children ages birth through kindergarten. The advanced study option prepares individuals to work as leaders in early childhood settings, including state and local level organizations providing professional development and support to early childhood teachers. [+]

Degree Options Teacher Leader Track with Advanced Study Teacher Leader Track with Additional Certification in IECE Who Would be Interested in This Program?

Individuals working in programs serving young children ages birth through kindergarten. The advanced study option prepares individuals to work as leaders in early childhood settings, including state and local level organizations providing professional development and support to early childhood teachers. The additional certification option allows individuals to add the Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education (IECE) teaching certification while also adding the Teacher Leader Endorsement. The IECE teaching certification allows individuals to teach in the public school preschool and kindergarten programs and to work as Developmental Interventionists with the First Steps early intervention program.... [-]


Master of Arts in Education: Communication Disorders

Eastern Kentucky University
Campus Full time September 2019 USA Richmond

This program is for those who want to help others communicate effectively and are looking for a challenging, progressive field. [+]

Degree Options

Master of Arts in Education, Communication Disorders Program

Who Would be Interested in This Program? Those who want to help others communicate effectively Those who are looking for a challenging, progressive field Those who value collaboration leading to success in their clients What Are the Requirements to be Admitted to the Program? Bachelor's degree in Communication Disorders Minimum GPA of 3.0 Minimum GRE Verbal of 150, Quantitative of 143, Written of 4.0 25 clinical observation hours 3 letters of recommendation Professional essay Where Are Recent Graduates of the Program Employed? Hospitals/Nursing Homes Public Schools Rehabilitation Centers First Steps Developmental Disability Centers Private Practice Home Health Agencies [-]

Master of Education: Special Education

The Mico University College
Campus Full time Part time September 2019 Jamaica Kingston + 1 more

The program is designed to equip educators and other professionals with core knowledge and specialized skills for addressing the needs of students with exceptionalities. It will also empower educators for professional practice and responsible leadership. The program addresses a wide range of learning needs, including severe disabilities. [+]

Master of Education: Special Education M.Ed. Special Education Credits Required: 42/43

The program is designed to equip educators and other professionals with core knowledge and specialized skills for addressing the needs of students with exceptionalities. It will also empower educators for professional practice and responsible leadership. The program addresses a wide range of learning needs, including severe disabilities. It targets persons with a Bachelor’s degree and offers training in general special education that allows the selection of an elective from Specific Learning Disabilities, Severe Disabilities, School Counselling, and Social Work, Family and Human Development, Educational Evaluation and Interventions and Administration and Supervision.... [-]


MA in Special Education: Low Incidence Disabilities

Kean University
Campus Full time Part time September 2019 USA New York Union + 1 more

The Master of Arts in Special Education: Low Incidence Disabilities program includes two concentrations: Devel­opmental Disabilities and Preschool Disabled [+]

The Master of Arts in Special Education: Low Incidence Disabilities program includes two concentrations: Devel­opmental Disabilities and Preschool Disabled. Students in this program focus on one concentration. Students with Developmental Disabilities are those individuals who have more severe disabilities, such as cognitive deficits, autism or other disabilities. Preschool Disabled are students with disabilities who are ages three to five years of age. The program provides students with an in-depth background in working with students who are either developmentally disabled or preschool disabled. Coursework actively involves students in critical thinking activities, where they examine and analyze theories and practices in teaching students in this domain. Students may apply to receive New Jersey certification as a Teacher of Students with Disabilities after the completion of the required 21 credits.... [-]


MA in Special Education: High Incidence Disabilities

Kean University
Campus Full time Part time September 2019 USA New York Union + 1 more

The Master of Arts in Special Education: High Incidence Disabilities program includes two concentrations: Learning Disabilities and Emotionally Disturbed. Students in this program focus on one concentration. [+]

The Master of Arts in Special Education: High Incidence Disabilities program includes two concentrations: Learning Disabilities and Emotionally Disturbed. Students in this program focus on one concentration. The Learning Disabilities concentration provides students with an in-depth background in working with students who are learning disabled. Students learn about the physiological causes of learning disabilities, enabling them to gain a more holistic perspective of their students. Students plan, implement and assess instruction for learning disabled individuals in their clinical experience that takes place on campus in the Child Study Institute. The experience is incorporated into a required course, where students are trained in the learning strategies model, instruct a learning disabled student and engage in parent/teacher conferences. ... [-]


MA in Education (Special Educational Needs and Disability)

London South Bank University
Campus Part time September 2019 United Kingdom London

MA Education, Special Educational Needs, and Disability, (SEND). Gain an understanding of learners with SEND, their requirements and how they can be supported. [+]

The MA in Education - SEND is relevant to a wide variety of settings and across the age range from early years through to post-compulsory education in college, university and other contexts. There is a strong focus on social justice and inclusion and the opportunity to reflect on your own professional practice throughout the courses.

MA in Education SEND is designed for people with an interest in autism and critical disability studies and for practitioners across the age range into post-compulsory education. Based on the principles of 'nothing about us without us' content is informed by the experiences of people who identify personally with autism and /or SEND.

You'll develop a particular strand of interest into the dissertation and have opportunities to disseminate your findings to the workplace and throughout the course. The Centre for Educational Research has a number of ongoing disability focused research projects and hosts the Disability Equality Research Network (DERN). This provides a vibrant supportive environment for your research and ensures that course content is always research-informed.... [-]


MA in Education (Autism)

London South Bank University
Campus Part time September 2019 United Kingdom London

Masters level course providing an in-depth understanding of learners with autism, their requirements and how to support them. [+]

A distinctive feature of the MA (Autism) Education is the focus on learning from the authentic voices of people with personal experience of autism and the expectation that students will engage critically with received wisdom about autism.

The MA engages with education across the age range from early years to adulthood and is relevant to a wide diversity of settings. Students on the programme include experienced professionals, people who identify with autism and parents /allies of people on the spectrum.

The close association between the Centre for Educational Research and the MA provides opportunities to work with like-minded research-active peers within a lively and supportive learning community. LSBU is currently partnering with Research Autism and the University of Cambridge on a study which explores the value of mentoring from the perspective of young adults on the autism spectrum.... [-]


Online Master of Arts (MA) in Special Education Leadership

Concordia University Chicago - Online Degree Programs
Online Full time 24  August 2019 USA River Forest

Concordia University Chicago's Master of Arts in Special Education Leadership is designed for licensed professional educators working in the field of special education who desire to become a special education leader. [+]

Concordia University Chicago's Master of Arts in Special Education Leadership is designed for licensed professional educators working in the field of special education who desire to become a special education leader.

The Master of Arts Degree in Special Education Leadership is designed for educators with an interest in the administrative work involved in leading special education programs. This degree is designed to provide qualified candidates with the skills and knowledge necessary to engage in the practice of leadership in the field of special education.

This program will enable candidates to:

Apply an understanding of the financial and legal implications of special education programs in making critical decisions impacting students. Develop and implement a professional development plan that promotes growth in personnel. Understand the role of each stakeholder and their contribution to the special education program. Be knowledgeable about and support the use of effective teaching strategies for students with special needs. Conduct research to answer questions related to special education practices and successfully and systemically meet the needs of exceptional learners. Program Requirements Application to and acceptance into Special Education Leadership program Experience providing special education service (as a special education teacher, a speech-language pathologist, a school social worker, or school psychologist) Successful completion of 30 credit hours of coursework Areas of Study - 30 hours Special Education Law & Policy* Special Education Finance* Supervision of Programs for Children with Disabilities* Instructional Strategies for Students with Academic and Physical Disabilities* Instructional Strategies for Students with Specific Learning Disabilities and Emotional... [-]

Online Master of Arts (MA) in Special Education, LBS1

Concordia University Chicago - Online Degree Programs
Online Full time 12 - 24  August 2019 USA River Forest

The Master of Arts Degree in Special Education is designed for the licensed educator who desires to become an accomplished special education teacher as well as earn an Illinois* LBS1 endorsement. This program is designed to provide teachers interested in special education the knowledge and skills to work in a continuum of special education services (e.g., self-contained through inclusive). [+]

The Master of Arts Degree in Special Education is designed for the licensed educator who desires to become an accomplished special education teacher as well as earn an Illinois* LBS1 endorsement. This program is designed to provide teachers interested in special education the knowledge and skills to work in a continuum of special education services (e.g., self-contained through inclusive). Graduates will be prepared to demonstrate competency and proficiency as a special education teacher regarding Individualized General Curriculum and Individualized Independence Curriculum (CEC, 2015). Emphasis on methods, assistive technology, and assessment for the following learners with disabilities' access needs includes: learning disabilities, social/emotional disabilities (internationally known as, and otherwise known as, emotional/behavioral disorders), intellectual disabilities (internationally known and formerly known as, mental retardation), physical disabilities, autism spectrum, multiple disabilities, other health impairment, and traumatic brain injury. This program provides an LBS1 endorsement that matches the grade level on the student’s existing Illinois* Professional Educator’s License (PEL).... [-]


Online Master of Arts (MA) in Early Childhood Special Education

Concordia University Chicago - Online Degree Programs
Online Full time 24  August 2019 USA River Forest

Concordia University Chicago's master of arts in early childhood special education is designed for educators with an early childhood certificate/endorsement or the LBS1 (pre-kindergarten to age 21) endorsement. [+]

Concordia University Chicago's master of arts in early childhood special education is designed for educators with an early childhood certificate/endorsement or the LBS1 (pre-kindergarten to age 21) endorsement. This program is for educators who desire to teach early childhood students with disabilities from birth to below kindergarten. It is also designed to provide qualified candidates with the necessary skills and knowledge to become an early childhood special education teacher.

Learning Objectives Build and strengthen a theoretical understanding of the foundations of early childhood special education Examine issues relevant to the early intervention, least restrictive environment, appropriate educational settings, language development, and special education law and policy. Develop and utilize appropriate assessments and teaching strategies for young children with disabilities. Collaborate with all stakeholders, including parents, community, family members, and other institutions to support young children with disabilities. Conduct research to answer questions related to early childhood special education practices and successfully meet the needs of all learners. Program Requirements Early Childhood Certificate/Endorsement or LBS 1 Endorsement Hold a professional educator license Completion of 30 credit hours of coursework Program Length ... [-]

Master of Arts in Special Education

Saint Mary's University of Minnesota Online
Online Full time Open Enrolment USA Winona

Build a rewarding career helping students with exceptionalities excel in the classroom and society. Saint Mary's University of Minnesota's online Master of Arts in Special Education helps you develop an inclusive teaching approach that removes learning barriers so students can reach their full potential. [+]

With an online Special Education master’s degree from Saint Mary’s, you’ll develop an inclusive teaching approach that goes further to help students achieve their full potential. Explore ways to remove barriers for students with special needs and learn how to develop an Individualized Education Program to support them. Also, learn how to more effectively customize your instruction to meet students at their skill level.

This online master’s degree in special education prepares you to work with learners who receive special education services for specific learning disabilities, children on the autism spectrum, and/or those with emotional or behavioral disorders.

If you would like to learn more about Saint Mary's online Master's in Special Education degree program, complete the form to request more information. ... [-]


MA Special and Inclusive Education

University of Nottingham - Faculty of Social Sciences
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2  January 2019 United Kingdom Nottingham + 1 more

This course offers a comprehensive focus on contemporary debates within special and inclusive education including local, national and international policies and approaches. [+]

Overview

This course offers a comprehensive focus on contemporary debates within special and inclusive education including local, national and international policies and approaches.

This is also offered as an online course.

We consider the specific needs of children with learning difficulties and disabilities, communication impairments, literacy difficulties/dyslexia, autism and SEBD/ADHD to illustrate the challenges encountered in professional practice.

Critical exploration of current theory and research inform consideration of pedagogical approaches as well as the development of effective systems and structures for working with parents/carers and different agencies.... [-]


Master of Arts in Special (Inclusive) Education

European University Cyprus
Online Campus Full time 18  September 2019 Cyprus Nicosia + 1 more

The MA in ‘Special (Inclusive) Education’ provides students with the knowledge and skills to support the inclusion of special needs children and adults in education. The program offers insight into education policy and practice, encouraging students to consider the challenges and solutions to ensuring greater inclusion. Students gain an understanding of a range of impairments, along with the skills to meet special educational needs in mainstream institutions of learning. [+]

The MA in ‘Special (Inclusive) Education’ provides students with the knowledge and skills to support the inclusion of special needs children and adults in education. The program offers insight into education policy and practice, encouraging students to consider the challenges and solutions to ensuring greater inclusion. Students gain an understanding of a range of impairments, along with the skills to meet special educational needs in mainstream institutions of learning. Courses also include research methods, the use of technology in the inclusive classroom, and wider social issues related to disability.

Employment Opportunities

Schools, Research, Activist Organizations, Educational Consultancy.... [-]


Master in Special Education

University of San Francisco - School of Education
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2  September 2019 USA San Francisco + 1 more

The Special Education Master’s and Mild/Moderate Education Specialist Credential Program is designed to prepare interns for special education careers in diverse, multicultural, urban schools. [+]

The Special Education Master’s and Mild/Moderate Education Specialist Credential Program is designed to prepare interns for special education careers in diverse, multicultural, urban schools.

The program offers two pathways. One for candidates who already hold a teaching credential and one for those who are new to the profession. Both of the program pathways include working as paid intern teachers in Bay Area schools. This program can also include the Bilingual Authorization.

Program Details

The Special Education master's program culminates in a Master of Arts in Special Education with Mild/Moderate Education Specialist Preliminary Credential.

Program Features Instruction and assignments are aligned to job demands, connecting theory and research to practice. Highly qualified instructors have extensive experience in diverse, multicultural, urban schools working with a wide range of students with disabilities. Students are members of a close-knit cohort in small, personalized classes. Students receive extensive supervision and mentoring, on the job and in class, providing the support interns need to meet job, program, and state requirements. Our intern teachers learn practical skills that they can apply the next day in their K-12 classrooms. USF helps find placement for our students in the paid internship positions. PROGRAM DELIVERY Students attend an intensive summer program, from the beginning of June through mid-July, to prepare for their first teaching assignments. Students attend class in addition to working full-time as a paid special education intern teacher. Fall and spring classes are one night per week, on Wednesdays. Intern Teaching Seminar courses meet a few Thursdays... [-]