Typically students seek the Master’s degree in special education while pursuing certification in one or more areas. A degree of flexibility provides additional opportunities for those not needing or wanting certification. Students wishing to pursue a Master of Arts degree in special education must select from the following specializations: Advanced Specialist in Disabilities, Early Childhood Special Education, or Multicategorical Special Education K-12. Students are encouraged to discuss program specializations with an advisor at the time of admission to the program. Students who do not hold either elementary or secondary education certification may only pursue the Multicategorical specialization and will need to complete additional coursework and certification requirements for initial teacher certification. Students who are seeking teacher certification are encouraged to meet with their advisor for clarification.
Master of Arts, Special Education Plan B (non–thesis): Total 32-34 credit hours
MA in Special Education – Advanced Specialist in Disabilities (ASD) Specialization: Total 32-33 credit hours