The Master of Science in Special Education program prepares teaching professionals with the fundamental skills, knowledge and capabilities needed to meet the needs of students with disabilities in multiple classroom settings. The program gives current teachers a comprehensive understanding of developing the potential of students with disabilities.
The Master of Science in Special Education is intended for those interested in gaining greater skills and expertise in the area of special education and/or a teaching certificate in the area of special education. The curriculum emphasizes topics including math and motor skills development, speech methods, stuttering, Braille, curriculum development for children with special needs and linguistics. The curriculum of the special education program is designed to develop and refine skills and abilities in professional educators in order to meet the demands of teaching students with special needs in a variety of school environments, public and private, urban and suburban.
There are multiple requirements for current and prospective special education teachers. These requirements vary from state to state. Most individuals who become special education teachers earn an undergraduate degree, complete an approved training program in special education, and then become certified. All teachers, whether leading a special education classroom or a general education classroom, must be certified in every state in the United States.
Online MS in Special Education Programs
- Capella University: MS in Special Education Teaching
- Drexel University: MS in Special Education
- Saint Joseph’s University: MS in Special Education
- Saint Joseph’s University: MS in Special Education – Autism Studies
- University of New England: MS in Education – Inclusion Education
- University of the Southwest: MS in Education – Special Education
- Walden University: MS in Education – Special Education (Non-Licensure, Grades K-12)
- Western Governors University: MS in Special Education (K-12)