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Special Education – Graduate Degree

Degree Offered: Master of Arts in Education (M.A.Ed.), Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.)

Program Description: The program prepares master level teachers who are also able to assume positions of leadership in the field. The program consists of a professional component, a special education core, and a concentration in behavioral disorders, learning disabilities, severe/profound disabilities, or gifted.

The M.A.Ed. concentrations are: Mild to Moderate Disabilities, Severe Disabilities and Gifted Education.

The M.A.T. concentrations are: Adapted Curriculum and General Curriculum.

Online AIG Licensure (Academically and Intellectually Gifted) Program.  Click to learn more               

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Admission Requirements:

  • Graduate School Admission Requirements
  • Program Admission Requirements
    • GRE General Exam
    • Minimum GPA of 3.0 on the last 60 hours of undergraduate coursework (GPA calculator)
    • Three letters of recommendation
    • Bachelor's level licensure in special education required for the M.A.Ed. A bachelor's degree is required for the M.A.T.

Application Deadline: None

Number of Graduate Faculty: 8

Number of Students: 200  

Location of Course Offerings:  Distance education (online)

*Out of state admission restrictions apply. For more information, click here

Graduate Program Coordinators:

For the MAEd SPED Program:
Mild to Moderate Disabilities Concentration
Dr. Lisa Bloom

Severe Disabilities Concentration
Dr. Karena Cooper-Duffy
Gifted (Online) Concentration and AIG Licensure (Online)
Dr. Sharon Dole

For the MAT SPED Program

General Curriculum
Rachel Wike
Adapted Curriculum
Dr. Karena Cooper-Duffy

Departmental Website: Special Education - M.A.Ed., M.A.T.


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