The Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) program at the USC Rossier School of Education is designed for aspiring K-12 teachers looking to gain the skills and knowledge needed to become great teachers and help all students succeed. In addition to earning a master's degree in a core content area, candidates have the opportunity to further specialize in special education with an Education Specialist Credential in Mild/Moderate Disabilities or gifted education with a Certificate in Gifted Education.

Capella offers a 100% online MS in Special Education Teaching. This program prepares you to instruct children with learning disabilities across diverse populations and apply these skills in real-life situations. Request information about Capella.

Purdue University's online MSEd in Special Education offers separate tracks for initial teacher licensure, and for licensed teachers looking to add advanced endorsements. Request information to learn more.

The online MSEd in Special Education from Saint Joseph's University online MSEd in Special Education from Saint Joseph's University offers concentrations in ASD, Hearing Impairment and the Wilson Reading System®. Request information to learn more.

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Welcome to Masters in Special Education Program Guide. Our mission is to provide high-quality, well-researched education and career resources for individuals considering a master’s in special education or a related field. According to the NEA, the number of students enrolled in special education programs has increased by 30% over the last 10 years. The demand for special education teachers is expected to continue to rise as tools for identifying disabilities in children improve. The kinds of resources and information you’ll find on this site include the following.

  • Accredited degree program rankings
  • Listings of accredited degree programs by state
  • Articles about trends in special education
  • Career resources, such as job profiles, internship listings, interviews with professionals
  • Frequently-asked questions about special education degrees and careers
  • Links for further information

We hope the details provided here help you as you further your career in special education.

About the Editor

Laura Kilmartin

Laura Kilmartin has taught elementary and junior high language arts and social sciences. She earned her Master’s in Education in Reading from Illinois State University. She enjoys traveling, photography, and spending time with family.

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