Masters & Doctorate Degrees in

Special Education

The rewards of teaching students with disabilities and learning challenges are enormous. A graduate degree in Special Education builds expertise in research, instructional design, individualized education program (IEP) development and behavioral management.

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M.Ed. – Special Education

Point Park University
Pittsburgh, PA

This program is for professional educators who wish to earn a Master’s degree and certification in Special Education for grades PreK-8 or grades 7-12 in the state of Pennsylvania. No face-to-face class meetings are required, but students will be engaged in an active and engaging online course environment that includes assignments, materials, discussion threads, assessments and/or group activities done electronically.

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M.A.Ed. – Special Education w/ ASD Endorsement

Concordia University Saint Paul
St. Paul, MN

This program is for individuals who hold a valid Minnesota teaching license and who wish to expand their teaching skills and knowledge of the characteristics and interventions used with students with autism spectrum disorders.

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M.A.Ed. – Special Education w/ SLD Endorsement

Concordia University Saint Paul
St. Paul, MN

This program is for individuals who hold a valid Minnesota teaching license and who wish to expand their teaching skills and knowledge of the characteristics and interventions used with students with specific learning disabilities.

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M.A.Ed. – Special Education w/ EBD Endorsement

Concordia University Saint Paul
St. Paul, MN

This program is for individuals who hold a valid Minnesota teaching license and who wish to expand their teaching skills and knowledge of the characteristics and interventions used with students with emotional behavior disorders.

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M.A. – Advanced Teaching in Special Education (Cross-Endorsement)

University of Saint Joseph
West Hartford, CT

The Master of Arts in Advanced Teaching in Special Education focuses on in-depth knowledge and skill development for meeting needs of learners with special needs in multiple K-12 settings, and is aligned to Connecticut Cross-Endorsement Regulations.

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M.A. – Special Education Autism Spectrum Disorder Focus

University of Saint Joseph
West Hartford, CT

The Master of Arts in Special Education with Autism Spectrum Disorder Focus program focuses on special education theory and evidence-based practices. Special emphasis is placed on the assessment and intervention of core and related deficits of students with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).

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M.A. – Special Education (No Endorsement)

University of Saint Joseph
West Hartford, CT

The Master of Arts in Special Education focuses on in-depth knowledge and skill development for meeting needs of learners with special needs in multiple K-12 settings, including curriculum adaptation.

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M.Ed. – Curriculum & Instruction: Special Education Emphasis

Carson Newman University
Jefferson City, TN

This degree is designed for teachers seeking roles in special education. It is:

  • Available in a blended format with face-to-face class meetings or an entirely online format
  • Can be obtained in as little as five semesters
  • One course completed every eight weeks

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M.Ed. – Culturally Responsive Special Education with Sp. Ed. Certification

Concordia University Texas
Austin, TX

This program is for certified teachers who wish to earn a Master’s degree with training leading to Special Education Certification in the state of Texas.

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M.Ed. – Exceptionality/Special Education

University of St. Thomas
Houston, TX

The program is designed to provide individuals with an opportunity to acquire knowledge and practical experience to become highly qualified teachers in the area of Special Education/Exceptionality.

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M.Ed. – Special Education Leadership

University of St. Thomas
Houston, TX

The program is designed to provide individuals with an opportunity to acquire knowledge and practical experience for assuming a leadership role within special education in a variety of administrative positions in the public schools.

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M.Ed. – Educational Diagnostics with Certification

University of St. Thomas
Houston, TX

The graduate program leading to the professional Educational Diagnostician certificate is designed to produce a skilled specialist in the administration and application of diagnostic techniques with demonstrated competency in the planning and implementation of instructional programs for exceptional children.

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M.Ed. – Teacher of Students with Disabilities (TOSD)

Georgian Court University
Lakewood, NJ

This program is for certified general education teachers who wish to teach students with disabilities in inclusion and special education settings.

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M.Ed. – Autism Spectrum Disorders Certification

Georgian Court University
Lakewood, NJ

The autism spectrum disorders program gives you in-depth study of the range of the disorder along with insight on intervention methods.

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Master's
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M.A.Ed. – Learning and Behavior Disorders

Georgetown College
Georgetown, KY

The Master of Arts degree with certification in Learning and Behavior Disorders is a certification program for candidates with a teaching certificate who wish to teach students with mild to moderate learning and behavior disabilities (LBD).

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M.A.Ed. – Moderate and Severe Disabilities

Georgetown College
Georgetown, KY

The Master of Arts degree with Certification in Moderate & Severe Disabilities is a certification program for certified teachers who wish to teach students with moderate to severe disabilities (MSD). No LBD Certification is required to be eligible for this program.

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M.A.Ed. – LBD and MSD Certification

Georgetown College
Georgetown, KY

The Master of Arts in Education degree with certification in Learning and Behavior Disorders and Moderate and Disabilities is a certification program for candidates with a teaching certificate who wish to teach students with mild to moderate learning and behavior disabilities (LBD) and moderate and severe disabilities (MSD). Students who complete the full 60-63 hour course sequence will be eligible for both Rank 2 and Rank 1 in the state of Kentucky.

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M.A.Ed. – LBD and MSD Certification for Initial Certification

Georgetown College
Georgetown, KY

The Master of Arts in Education degree with certification in Learning and Behavior Disorders and Moderate and Disabilities is a certification program for candidates without a teaching certificate who wish to teach students with mild to moderate learning and behavior disabilities (LBD) and moderate and severe disabilities (MSD). Students who complete the full 60-63 hour course sequence will be eligible for both Rank 2 and Rank 1 in the state of Kentucky.

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Master's
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M.A.Ed. – Learning and Behavior Disorders for Initial Certification

Georgetown College
Georgetown, KY

The Master of Arts degree with certification in Learning and Behavior Disorders is an initial certification program for candidates without a teaching certificate who wish to teach students with mild to moderate learning and behavior disabilities (LBD).

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M.A.Ed. – Moderate and Severe Disabilities for Initial Certification

Georgetown College
Georgetown, KY

The Master of Arts degree with certification in Moderate & Severe Disabilities (P-12) is an initial certification program for candidates without a teaching certificate who wish to teach students with moderate to severe learning and behavior disabilities (MSD).

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Master's
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M.Ed. – Special Education Certification (PK-12)

Holy Family University
Philadelphia, PA

This program is designed for those with prior teaching certification in Pennsylvania seeking an additional certificate in Special Education PK-12.

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M.Ed. – Special Education/Advanced Practice with Autism Endorsement

Holy Family University
Philadelphia, PA

This program is designed for students who have certification in Special Education and wish to complete a graduate degree that includes advanced courses in Special Education. Students will also complete the Autism Endorsement within this program.

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Master's
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Special Education Master’s

Concordia University Chicago
Chicago, IL

The Master of Arts Degree in Special Education is designed for certified educators who desire to become an accomplished special education teacher as well as receive an LBS 1 endorsement.

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Special Education Leadership Master’s

Concordia University Chicago
Chicago, IL

The Master of Arts Degree in Special Education Leadership is designed for applicants with an interest in the administrative work involved in leading special education programs.

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Early Childhood Special Education Master’s

Concordia University Chicago
River Forest, IL

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.

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Master's
On-CampusOnline
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M.Ed. Special Ed Certified Teachers

Goucher College
Baltimore, MD

This program is designed to help general educators more effectively work with students with special needs. Participants will learn about assessments for special education students, analysis of data, curriculum design and adaptation, and planning for differentiation.

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M.A.T. Elementary Special Education Certification

Goucher College
Baltimore, MD

The master of arts in teaching (M.A.T.) degree with Elementary Special Education concentration (grades 1-8) is a certification program designed to prepare college graduates who wish to enter the teaching profession, but who have not had adequate preparation for teaching.

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M.A.T. Dual – Elementary/Middle Special Education Certification

Goucher College
Baltimore, MD

The Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.) degree with Dual Certification – Elementary (1-6) and Elementary/Middle Special Education (grades 1-8) is a program designed to prepare college graduates who wish to enter the teaching profession but who have not had adequate preparation for teaching.

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M.A.T. Secondary Special Education Certification

Goucher College
Baltimore, MD

The Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.) degree with Secondary Special Education Certification (grades 6-12) concentration is a certification program designed to prepare college graduates who wish to enter the teaching profession but who have not had adequate preparation for teaching.

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M.A.T. Dual – Secondary Content and Special Education Certifications

Goucher College
Baltimore, MD

This is a dual certification program designed to prepare college graduates who wish to enter the teaching profession but who have not had adequate preparation for teaching.

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Doctorate
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Special Education Doctorate

Concordia University Chicago
River Forest, IL

The doctoral program in Special Education is designed for candidates who desire to continue their education as educators and scholars prepared for leadership roles in the area of special education in public or private institutions.

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Doctorate
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Special Education Doctorate

SAIL / OAESA
Chicago, IL

The doctoral program in Special Education is designed for candidates who desire to continue their education as educators and scholars prepared for leadership roles in the area of special education in public or private institutions.

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Autism Endorsement

Holy Family University
Philadelphia, PA

This program is designed for students who wish to earn an Autism Endorsement in the state of Pennsylvania.

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Endorsement Options

Georgetown College
Georgetown, KY

For experienced certified teachers who wish to add an endorsement or an additional certification to their certification. These courses may be taken alone to earn the endorsement or certification or may be added to our Teacher Leader degree program.

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