Part time Master of Arts Degree in Special Education

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Special Education

Masters degrees are more versatile than doctoral qualifications and have a broad range of professional and academic applications. According to the U.S. Department of Education, three types of masters programs exist research, professional, and terminal. The most popular masters degree types are Master of Arts (M.A.) and Master of Science (M.S.) in a mixture of subject fields.

Special education is an academic discipline that is focused on providing support for special needs learners. Students of this field can learn how to deal with pupils with behavioral, emotional, social, and developmental delays and provide hands-on education and interventions.

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Master Special and Additional Learning Needs

Institute of Child Education and Psychology
Online Part time 2 - 6 years September 2019 Ireland Kildare

This exciting new course, which is delivered online, is a collaboration between the University of East London and the Institute of Child Education and Psychology Europe (ICEP). [+]

Course summary

This exciting course, which is delivered online, is a collaboration between the University of East London and the Institute of Child Education and Psychology Europe (ICEP Europe). Underpinned by the latest research in special education, the course builds on participants’ existing skills and competencies. The aim is to enhance the quality of education for children and young people with special and additional learning needs in settings worldwide. The course has an international flavor, drawing students from countries such as Australia, Hong Kong, Kuwait, UAE, Ireland, Canada and New Zealand. It does not just focus on the UK but also looks at how policy is implemented around the world. One of the most exciting aspects of this course is that knowledge is co-constructed through the online discussion boards. As a student you will share your experiences and knowledge about policy and practice in your own context, leading to a richer understanding of global issues in special and additional learning needs for all participants. Successful completion of this Masters programme, leads to the award MA Special and Additional Learning Needs from the University of East London.... [-]


MA in Special Education Needs and Inclusive Education

Manchester Metropolitan University
Campus Part time 1 - 3 years September 2019 United Kingdom Manchester

This award provides the opportunity to engage with theoretical perspectives and research in the field of inclusion and disability, both nationally and globally. The programme is relevant to both the UK and international applicants and starts from the premise that terms, such as inclusion, disability and special needs are contestable. [+]

Overview

This award provides the opportunity to engage with theoretical perspectives and research in the field of inclusion and disability, both nationally and globally. The programme is relevant to both UK and *international applicants and starts from the premise that terms, such as inclusion, disability and special needs are contestable.

You are encouraged to critically engage in those social, political and global debates relating to the education of marginalised groups of children and young people.

The question of how can education promote greater equity in an increasingly diverse society is central to the award. In this way, the MA provides outstanding professional development for those working in education, enabling them to deepen their understanding of how to develop a more inclusive practice within their own professional setting or country context.... [-]


MA In Autism Spectrum Disorders

Grand Canyon University
Online Campus Part time September 2019 USA Phoenix Albuquerque Sun City Scottsdale + 3 more

The Master of Arts in Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD), offered by Grand Canyon University's College of Education, provides an intense analysis of brain-based learning and skill improvement. [+]

Advanced Program For Continuing Professional Education

Offered By: College of Education

Overview

Focus on Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD)

With the prevalence of autism spectrum disorders continuing to rise, it is imperative to adopt a deepened knowledge of neurological development and applied behavior analysis. The Master of Arts in Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD), offered by Grand Canyon University's College of Education, provides an intense analysis of brain-based learning and skill improvement. Through a combination of application, theory and research, licensed special educators prepare to meet the demands of teaching and master techniques that improve ASD student outcomes.... [-]


MA In Gifted Education

Grand Canyon University
Online Campus Part time September 2019 USA Phoenix Albuquerque Sun City Scottsdale + 3 more

With Grand Canyon University's (GCU) Master of Arts (MA) in Gifted Education degree, you can learn innovative ways to teach gifted students and help them realize their potential. [+]

Advanced Program For Continuing Professional Education

Offered By: College of Education

Overview

Teach Gifted and Exceptional Learners

With Grand Canyon University's (GCU) Master of Arts (MA) in Gifted Education degree, you can learn innovative ways to teach gifted students and help them realize their potential. Offered by GCU's College of Education, this master's in gifted education program helps you develop ethical instructional practices and explore the formation of gifted education programs.

The masters in gifted education online degree program reviews current methods used to identify, teach and nurture gifted children academically, mentally and emotionally. Observation and practice opportunities throughout graduate coursework allow you to gain hands-on experience and evaluate researched concepts in P-12 classrooms. This master's in gifted education degree aligns with National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC) and the Interstate Teacher Assessment and Support Consortium (InTASC) standards and can prepare licensed teachers for gifted endorsement.... [-]


Master in Special Education

University of San Francisco - School of Education
Campus Part time 1 - 2 years September 2019 USA San Francisco

The Special Education Master’s and Mild/Moderate Education Specialist Credential Program is designed to prepare interns for special education careers in diverse, multicultural, urban schools. [+]

The Special Education Master’s and Mild/Moderate Education Specialist Credential Program is designed to prepare interns for special education careers in diverse, multicultural, urban schools.

The program offers two pathways. One for candidates who already hold a teaching credential and one for those who are new to the profession. Both of the program pathways include working as paid intern teachers in Bay Area schools. This program can also include the Bilingual Authorization.

Program Details

The Special Education master's program culminates in a Master of Arts in Special Education with Mild/Moderate Education Specialist Preliminary Credential.

Program Features Instruction and assignments are aligned to job demands, connecting theory and research to practice. Highly qualified instructors have extensive experience in diverse, multicultural, urban schools working with a wide range of students with disabilities. Students are members of a close-knit cohort in small, personalized classes. Students receive extensive supervision and mentoring, on the job and in class, providing the support interns need to meet job, program, and state requirements. Our intern teachers learn practical skills that they can apply the next day in their K-12 classrooms. USF helps find placement for our students in the paid internship positions. PROGRAM DELIVERY Students attend an intensive summer program, from the beginning of June through mid-July, to prepare for their first teaching assignments. Students attend class in addition to working full-time as a paid special education intern teacher. Fall and spring classes are one night per week, on Wednesdays. Intern Teaching Seminar courses meet a few Thursdays... [-]

Master of Arts (MA) in Special Education, LBS1

Concordia University Chicago
Online Campus Part time 12 - 24 months August 2019 USA Chicago River Forest + 2 more

The master of arts degree in special education is designed for the licensed educator who desires to become an accomplished special education teacher as well as earn an LBS1 endorsement. This program is designed to provide teachers interested in special education the knowledge and skills to work in a continuum of special education services (e.g., self-contained through inclusive). Graduates will be prepared to demonstrate competency and proficiency as a special education teacher regarding Individualized General Curriculum and Individualized Independence Curriculum (CEC, 2015). Emphasis on methods, assistive technology, and assessment for the following learners with disabilities' access needs includes: learning disabilities, social/emotional disabilities (internationally known as, and otherwise known as, emotional/behavioral disorders), intellectual disabilities (internationally known and formerly known as, mental retardation), physical disabilities, autism spectrum, multiple disabilities, other health impairment, and traumatic brain injury. This program provides an LBS1 endorsement that matches the grade level on the student’s existing Professional Educator’s License (PEL). [+]

The Master of Arts Degree in Special Education is designed for the licensed educator who desires to become an accomplished special education teacher as well as earn an Illinois* LBS1 endorsement. This program is designed to provide teachers interested in special education the knowledge and skills to work in a continuum of special education services (e.g., self-contained through inclusive). Graduates will be prepared to demonstrate competency and proficiency as a special education teacher regarding Individualized General Curriculum and Individualized Independence Curriculum (CEC, 2015). Emphasis on methods, assistive technology, and assessment for the following learners with disabilities' access needs includes: learning disabilities, social/emotional disabilities (internationally known as, and otherwise known as, emotional/behavioral disorders), intellectual disabilities (internationally known and formerly known as, mental retardation), physical disabilities, autism spectrum, multiple disabilities, other health impairment, and traumatic brain injury. This program provides an LBS1 endorsement that matches the grade level on the student’s existing Professional Educator’s License (PEL).... [-]


MA Special and Inclusive Education

University of Nottingham - Faculty of Social Sciences
Campus Part time 1 - 2 years January 2019 United Kingdom Nottingham

This course offers a comprehensive focus on contemporary debates within special and inclusive education including local, national and international policies and approaches. [+]

Overview

This course offers a comprehensive focus on contemporary debates within special and inclusive education including local, national and international policies and approaches.

This is also offered as an online course.

We consider the specific needs of children with learning difficulties and disabilities, communication impairments, literacy difficulties/dyslexia, autism and SEBD/ADHD to illustrate the challenges encountered in professional practice.

Critical exploration of current theory and research inform consideration of pedagogical approaches as well as the development of effective systems and structures for working with parents/carers and different agencies.... [-]


MA in Education (Autism)

London South Bank University
Campus Part time 3 years September 2019 United Kingdom London

Masters level course providing an in-depth understanding of learners with autism, their requirements and how to support them. [+]

A distinctive feature of the MA (Autism) Education is the focus on learning from the authentic voices of people with personal experience of autism and the expectation that students will engage critically with received wisdom about autism.

The MA engages with education across the age range from early years to adulthood and is relevant to a wide diversity of settings. Students on the programme include experienced professionals, people who identify with autism and parents /allies of people on the spectrum.

The close association between the Centre for Educational Research and the MA provides opportunities to work with like-minded research-active peers within a lively and supportive learning community. LSBU is currently partnering with Research Autism and the University of Cambridge on a study which explores the value of mentoring from the perspective of young adults on the autism spectrum.... [-]


MA in Education (Special Educational Needs and Disability)

London South Bank University
Campus Part time 3 years September 2019 United Kingdom London

MA Education, Special Educational Needs, and Disability, (SEND). Gain an understanding of learners with SEND, their requirements and how they can be supported. [+]

The MA in Education - SEND is relevant to a wide variety of settings and across the age range from early years through to post-compulsory education in college, university and other contexts. There is a strong focus on social justice and inclusion and the opportunity to reflect on your own professional practice throughout the courses.

MA in Education SEND is designed for people with an interest in autism and critical disability studies and for practitioners across the age range into post-compulsory education. Based on the principles of 'nothing about us without us' content is informed by the experiences of people who identify personally with autism and /or SEND.

You'll develop a particular strand of interest into the dissertation and have opportunities to disseminate your findings to the workplace and throughout the course. The Centre for Educational Research has a number of ongoing disability focused research projects and hosts the Disability Equality Research Network (DERN). This provides a vibrant supportive environment for your research and ensures that course content is always research-informed.... [-]


MA Education: Special Educational Needs & Disabilities

Mediterranean College, Athens
Campus Part time 3 years October 2018 Greece Thessaloniki Athens + 1 more

The aim of this programme is to assist graduates of different disciplines to pursue a career in Education, with a Special Needs focus, while offering an accredited Master’s degree. At the same time, this course is relevant to those who seek formal teaching positions in Special Education, as it meets the Greek Government’s requirements for Special Education postgraduate courses. Its flexible structure combined with the block, weekend delivery makes the MA Education an ideal choice for working professionals in Thessaloniki and the wider region. [+]

25% Tuition fee discount if paid by 30th April 2018 + 5% Extra discount for 2 payment instalments

The University of Derby ranks No16 in the UK for Education studies (Guardian 2017). Professionally equivalent to Master’s Degrees from Greek State Universities (accepted by A.S.E.P.). Meets the Greek Government requirements for Special Education master’s courses. Serves as a recognised Teacher’s Qualification for non-Education graduates (e.g. mathematicians, musicians, etc). Teaching & learning directed to professionals (classes twice per month, extensive electronic resources, written course-work, and content adaptable to the professional interests of students). Highly interactive and experiential learning, by participants from different areas of Education. Special tuition subsidies for Teachers. The School of Education is a sponsor of the European Dyslexia Association. ... [-]

MA in Special Education: Low Incidence Disabilities

Kean University
Campus Part time September 2019 USA New York Union

The Master of Arts in Special Education: Low Incidence Disabilities program includes two concentrations: Devel­opmental Disabilities and Preschool Disabled [+]

The Master of Arts in Special Education: Low Incidence Disabilities program includes two concentrations: Devel­opmental Disabilities and Preschool Disabled. Students in this program focus on one concentration. Students with Developmental Disabilities are those individuals who have more severe disabilities, such as cognitive deficits, autism or other disabilities. Preschool Disabled are students with disabilities who are ages three to five years of age. The program provides students with an in-depth background in working with students who are either developmentally disabled or preschool disabled. Coursework actively involves students in critical thinking activities, where they examine and analyze theories and practices in teaching students in this domain. Students may apply to receive New Jersey certification as a Teacher of Students with Disabilities after the completion of the required 21 credits.... [-]


Master of Education: Special Education

The Mico University College
Campus Part time 2 years September 2019 Jamaica Kingston

The program is designed to equip educators and other professionals with core knowledge and specialized skills for addressing the needs of students with exceptionalities. It will also empower educators for professional practice and responsible leadership. The program addresses a wide range of learning needs, including severe disabilities. [+]

Master of Education: Special Education M.Ed. Special Education Credits Required: 42/43

The program is designed to equip educators and other professionals with core knowledge and specialized skills for addressing the needs of students with exceptionalities. It will also empower educators for professional practice and responsible leadership. The program addresses a wide range of learning needs, including severe disabilities. It targets persons with a Bachelor’s degree and offers training in general special education that allows the selection of an elective from Specific Learning Disabilities, Severe Disabilities, School Counselling, and Social Work, Family and Human Development, Educational Evaluation and Interventions and Administration and Supervision.... [-]


MA in Special Education: High Incidence Disabilities

Kean University
Campus Part time September 2019 USA New York Union

The Master of Arts in Special Education: High Incidence Disabilities program includes two concentrations: Learning Disabilities and Emotionally Disturbed. Students in this program focus on one concentration. [+]

The Master of Arts in Special Education: High Incidence Disabilities program includes two concentrations: Learning Disabilities and Emotionally Disturbed. Students in this program focus on one concentration. The Learning Disabilities concentration provides students with an in-depth background in working with students who are learning disabled. Students learn about the physiological causes of learning disabilities, enabling them to gain a more holistic perspective of their students. Students plan, implement and assess instruction for learning disabled individuals in their clinical experience that takes place on campus in the Child Study Institute. The experience is incorporated into a required course, where students are trained in the learning strategies model, instruct a learning disabled student and engage in parent/teacher conferences. ... [-]


Master of Arts in Inclusive Education

Cardinal Stritch University
Online & Campus Combined Part time 1 - 2 years August 2019 USA Milwaukee

The Master of Arts (M.A.) in Inclusive Education program leads to certification in regular education and cross-categorical special education. [+]

The Master of Arts (M.A.) in Inclusive Education program leads to certification in regular education and cross-categorical special education.

There are two tracks in the program:

Initial Certification Track

A graduate-level program for candidates without a previous teaching license who want to become prepared to teach children with a wide variety of educational needs. This track leads to certification in both Regular Education and Cross-Categorical Special Education at the Middle Childhood-Early Adolescence Level.

A unique feature of this program is that the student teaching requirements for both certification areas can be accomplished in one semester, resulting in earlier program completion and program cost savings. This is the only post-baccalaureate program of its kind offered in the state of Wisconsin.... [-]