The Special Education Program currently offers three types of post-baccalaureate degrees and programs: two graduate degrees, the Master of Arts in Education (M.A.Ed.) and the Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.), as well as an add-on Academically or Intellectually Gifted (AIG) licensure program.
The M.A.Ed. program is for teachers who have a degree in education and an A level license. The program consists of 36 hours of graduate study. Depending on their area of licensure, students may have to take some prerequisites. Students can choose from one of three areas for their emphasis:
- Gifted Education
- Mild to Moderate Disabilities
- Severe/Profound Disabilities
- Adapted Curriculum
- General Curriculum
Courses in both the M.A.Ed. and the M.A.T. programs are offered online.
The AIG program leads to an AIG license that can be added to any academic area license. The program consists of 12 graduate hours in gifted education. All courses are online with the exception of a one-week field experience in June.