Online Master of Education in Special Education
Do you want to become a K–12 special education teacher? Further your knowledge in mild/moderate disabilities special education for children in those grades with this Master of Education in special education online program.
Next start date: 08/19/2021
Total classes: 16
Weeks per class: 7.5
Total credit hours: 38
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Why earn a master’s in special education?
No matter where K–12 students are located, they need access to high-quality, well-prepared educators. This is especially true for students with special learning needs. As such, aspiring educators can earn a special education master’s degree from a top-ranked college of education at Arizona State University.
This master’s in special education online program connects theory and practice through quality instruction. You'll embed your knowledge throughout the program and be empowered to engage in research through coursework. The program culminates with an action research applied project in which you’ll research, implement and measure the effectiveness of an intervention to solve a problem of practice in K–12 classrooms.
What specialized skills will I earn in this master’s in special education?
Specialized skills you’ll learn in this master's in special education online program include:
- Classroom management.
- Critical thinking.
- Data literacy.
- Inclusive teaching practices.
- Learning design.
- Principled innovation
- Technology infusion.
- Teacher leadership.
Will I become a special education teacher with this degree?
This degree gives you the opportunity to become a non-certified educator who works with children with diverse learning needs in grades K–12.
Master’s in special education classes
You’ll take a variety of courses to prepare you for educating children with diverse needs, including the three-part educator scholar community. This series of courses runs throughout the program so you can enhance your teaching strategies with new skills and abilities in your areas of interest as an educator. You’ll also complete a final applied research project in which you’ll have the opportunity to evaluate and identify an education challenge and design an intervention within the classroom.
What can I do with a masters in special education?
This graduate degree will prepare you for roles that do not require certification in K–12 special education, such as:
Admission requirements for the master’s in special education
Applicants must fulfill the requirements of both the Graduate College and the Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College. View the graduate program’s application deadlines.
Please note: This program has an earlier application deadline than other online degrees offered by Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College.
Learn for one of the best schools in teaching and education
Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College brings people and ideas together to increase the capabilities of individual educators and the performance of education systems. ASU is ranked #17 in the world in the subject area of education, according to the Academic Ranking of World Universities. According to U.S. News & World Report, 2021, our college ranks in the top 15 best online graduate programs in the nation. Our programmatic honors include:
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