Masters Programs in Special Education

Compare 26 Masters Programs in Special Education

Special Education

A masters degree in special education is a post graduate degree program designed to help students enrolled in the program develop skills, knowledge and the values needed in teaching children with special education needs. The graduates of the program also obtain relevant skills that enable them qualify for appointments as consultants, leaders, and as resource personnel in various institutions offering special education. Graduates of the program are expected to cultivate high degrees of patience, creativity and understanding because of the multiple challenges involved in teaching students with disabilities.

The masters program in special education instills pedagogical methodologies and techniques to graduates of the program; important skills that are necessary for graduates to offer effective education to the students. The program achieves this through group exercises, extensive educational theories, and individualized instruction. A masters program in special education offers students undertaking the program an opportunity to specialize in areas of personal interest that are tailored towards individual career goals. The economic, social and cultural implications of on disability are topics to explore in this masters program. Other unique areas that the graduates of the program can specialize in include but are not limited to: autism, the blind, and the hearing impaired. Graduates can take advantage of job opportunities in both the mainstream education sector as well as the special-education sector.

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Master Of Education In Early Childhood Education And Early Childhood Special Education – Non-Licensure

Grand Canyon University
Online Campus Full time Part time September 2018 USA Phoenix Albuquerque Sun City Scottsdale + 4 more

Become an expert educator, advocate and leader with the Master of Education in Early Childhood Education and Early Childhood Special Education degree at Grand Canyon University (GCU). This program enables you to help each student grow to his or her full potential while advocating at the school and district level for children of diverse abilities. [+]

Initial Program – Does Not Lead To Initial Teacher Licensure

Offered By: College of Education

Overview

Lead Special Education for Exceptional Young Children

Become an expert educator, advocate and leader with the Master of Education in Early Childhood Education and Early Childhood Special Education degree at Grand Canyon University (GCU). This program enables you to help each student grow to his or her full potential while advocating at the school and district level for children of diverse abilities.

Step into the high demand field of early childhood special education as a graduate of this master’s degree program, equipped with best-practice pedagogy and methodologies as well as expertise in the psychosocial and familial needs of exceptional children.... [-]


Education Specialist (EdS)

Walden University
Online Full time Part time 39 - 96 months August 2018 USA USA Online + 1 more

Take your career further, faster, with Walden University’s online Education Specialist (EdS) programs. These EdS programs prepare you to pursue new leadership roles while you lay the groundwork to pursue a doctorate [+]

Take your career further, faster, by earning an Education Specialist (EdS) degree online from Walden University. Our EdS programs can prepare you to pursue new leadership roles while you lay the groundwork to pursue a doctorate if you so choose.

Join the more than 100 state teachers of the year who have chosen Walden University to obtain their education degree. With Walden’s Lifelong Learning Pathway, students in most of our Ph.D. in Education, Doctor of Education (EdD), and Education Specialist (EdS) programs take many of the same initial courses. You can start in one of our post-master’s or doctoral programs in education and move to another degree program, which saves you time and money.... [-]


Master of Education in TESOL, Literacy and Culture

University Of San Diego School of Leadership and Education Sciences
Campus Full time Part time 2 - 3 years September 2018 USA San Diego + 1 more

Master’s students in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL), Literacy and Culture develop a scholarly and practical approach to teaching English to speakers of other languages. The program focuses on culture, linguistics, second language acquisition, and methodology of teaching English as a second, foreign and international language, and a sound understanding of the complexities of working with linguistically and culturally diverse populations within the United States and in international contexts. [+]

Master’s students in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL), Literacy and Culture develop a scholarly and practical approach to teaching English to speakers of other languages. The program focuses on culture, linguistics, second language acquisition, and methodology of teaching English as a second, foreign and international language, and a sound understanding of the complexities of working with linguistically and culturally diverse populations within the United States and in international contexts.

Candidates are prepared to work effectively in adult education settings, such as community colleges, universities, adult education centers, and language academies in the United States and abroad.... [-]


Graduate In Special Education

Frederick University
Online & Campus Combined Full time Part time 18 - 36 months October 2018 Cyprus Cyprus Online Nicosia + 2 more

The Postgraduate Program in Special Education aims to provide both theoretical and practical knowledge and skills necessary to educate and support students with special educational needs in general and special schools. It aims at providing knowledge, awareness raising, and educating graduates of Pedagogical and other University Departments in Special Needs Education. [+]

Basic Purposes

The Postgraduate Program in Special Education aims to provide both theoretical and practical knowledge and skills necessary to educate and support students with special educational needs in general and special schools. It aims at providing knowledge, awareness raising, and educating graduates of Pedagogical and other University Departments in Special Needs Education. This program will provide scientific information on identifying, assessing and addressing children with special needs within the general school (general class, special unit, or individualized special education) but also in other special education settings. This Program will also provide an opportunity to conduct research projects in an area where no research has been carried out so far, at least in the Cypriot area.... [-]


Master of Arts in Education – Special Education

Universidad Metropolitana (UMET)
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Puerto Rico San Juan

This specialty is oriented to facilitate to the teacher of Special Education the tools that allow her/him to perform their functions effectively and efficiently in the classroom. In addition, the specialty at this level facilitates competing to her/him in the magisterial field for an associate teacher rank. [+]

This specialty is oriented to facilitate to the teacher of Special Education the tools that allow her/him to perform their functions effectively and efficiently in the classroom. In addition, the specialty at this level facilitates competing to her/him in the magisterial field for an associate teacher rank.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS: MASTER PROGRAM

An applicant shall be eligible for admission if he/she complies with the following requirements:

Bachelor of Arts in Education or a related area from an accredited institution or a Bachelor of Arts with a Science degree in a particular field which required courses in education; Admission index of 3.00 on the Bachelor Degree. If at the end of completing the master degree, the student has a GPA between 2.50 and 2.99, he or she must take the EXADEP educational test. Students with a GPA of 3.00 or more are exempted from taking the EXADEP. Oral and written competence in English and Spanish are required. Completed application form and appropriate fees within the time specified in the University calendar; Evidence of undergraduate and graduate studies (official transcript). ... [-]

Online Master of Education in Special Education with Concentration in Autism Spectrum Disorders

Marygrove College
Online Part time September 2018 USA USA Online

MASTER OF EDUCATION IN SPECIAL EDUCATION [+]

GENERAL DESCRIPTION

The Masters of Education Degree (M.Ed.) in Special Education with a Concentration in Learning Disabilities prepares K-12 teachers for leading effective differentiated instruction for students with learning disabilities. Teachers who hold a valid Michigan Elementary or Secondary teaching certificate can become highly qualified and add the SM endorsement by successfully completing the M.Ed. in Special Education and passing the Michigan Test for Teacher Certification (MTTC) in the area of Learning Disabilities (SM).

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Admission Process

Application for program admission is made through the Marygrove College Office of Recruitment and Enrollment. Applicants must have earned a Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited institution and must hold an Elementary or Secondary Michigan Teaching Certification.... [-]


Master of Education (MED) Reading Specialist

Alabama State University The Harold Lloyd Murphy Graduate School
Campus Full time 1 year August 2018 USA Montgomery

The College of Education (COE) seeks to prepare teachers, instructional support personnel and other professionals to be decision makers who are equipped with the knowledge, skills, and dispositions necessary to ethically and effectively integrate theory and practice their professions. These professionals will possess the understanding of our diverse culture, the technological capabilities, the intellectual rigor and the critical thinking and problem-solving skills required to make informed and responsible decisions, to engage in reflective assessment, to implement positive change and to pursue learning as a lifetime endeavor. [+]

The College of Education (COE) seeks to prepare teachers, instructional support personnel and other professionals to be decision makers who are equipped with the knowledge, skills, and dispositions necessary to ethically and effectively integrate theory and practice their professions. These professionals will possess the understanding of our diverse culture, the technological capabilities, the intellectual rigor and the critical thinking and problem-solving skills required to make informed and responsible decisions, to engage in reflective assessment, to implement positive change and to pursue learning as a lifetime endeavor. As an integral part of the University, the COE is committed to serving the communities in Alabama through its educational programs and related activities. As it works to carry out its mission, the COE ensures that initial and advanced programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional education personnel are aligned with the expectations of national, state, professional and institutional standards. A non-certifiable M.S. degree is offered for those persons desiring instruction in the area of general counseling.... [-]


Master of Education (Special Education, Advanced)

Torrens University Australia
Online & Campus Combined Full time Part time 2 - 6 years October 2018 Australia Melbourne + 1 more

The Master of Education (Special Education, Advanced) thoroughly prepares educators to support individuals with a range of special educational needs in mainstream classrooms and fills a much-needed gap in professional development for teachers in the field. [+]

Build specialised skills to support individuals

The Master of Education (Special Education, Advanced) thoroughly prepares educators to support individuals with a range of special educational needs in mainstream classrooms and fills a much-needed gap in professional development for teachers in the field.

The Master of Education (Special Education, Advanced) takes a Design Thinking approach to analyse issues and challenges faced by persons with a range of additional learning needs. In particular, it focuses on problem-solving, informed by advanced theoretical knowledge, from a person first perspective.

The course highlights three distinct streams; all of which address the challenges and issues faced by mainstream teachers in 21st Century educational practice:... [-]


Master of Disability and Inclusion Studies

The University of Waikato
Campus Full time 12 - 18 months July 2018 New Zealand Hamilton

The Master of Disability and Inclusion Studies examines the issues which produce various related social norms and sets out to produce practitioners who challenge them. The programme explores contemporary theories, methodologies and practices related to the broad field of disability and inclusion studies. [+]

Master of Disability and Inclusion Studies

The Master of Disability and Inclusion Studies examines the issues which produce various related social norms and sets out to produce practitioners who challenge them. The programme explores contemporary theories, methodologies and practices related to the broad field of disability and inclusion studies.

This programme is known for its grounding in a social justice model of inclusive community and educational practice and is relevant for a variety of professionals working in community organisations and schools, and those concerned with disability advocacy and rights.

Studying the Master of Disability and Inclusion Studies (MDInS) you'll gain a stronger understanding of social life and the differences between us, and challenge current approaches used in the education sector and beyond.... [-]


Master of Education in Special Education

Texas Tech University Worldwide eLearning
Online Full time 36 hours September 2018 USA USA Online

Texas Tech University's online Master of Education in Special Education, offered by the College of Education, allows you to choose from one of seven different areas of emphasis, giving you options that meet your career goals and personal interests. [+]

Master of Education in Special Education

Texas Tech University's online Master of Education in Special Education, offered by the College of Education, allows you to choose from one of seven different areas of emphasis, giving you options that meet your career goals and personal interests.

Program Overview

AREAS OF EMPHASIS:

Autism

36 credit hours Prerequisites: bachelor's degree Coursework is completed online

Applied Behavior Analysis

Accepting New Students for Fall 2018 and Spring 2019

36 credit hours Prerequisite: bachelor's degree Coursework is completed online. Contact the Behavior Analyst Certification Board, Inc., for information about national certification requirements. The course sequence approval number for Texas Tech University is #4111. ... [-]

Master of Education in Special Education – Teacher of Students with Disabilities (MEd)

William Paterson University of New Jersey
Campus Full time September 2018 USA Wayne

It is the intent of the program to provide current, advanced information on educational research, service delivery, trends, community services, societal attitudes, technical developments, and instructional strategies and practices for the education of persons with disabilities. The program’s varied offerings allow teachers, learning consultants, supervisors, and other personnel in and out of special education to develop the knowledge and skills necessary to serve the disabled in a variety of settings. Stage I of this concentration leads to the Teacher of Students with Disabilities Endorsement. [+]

Master of Education in Special Education – Teacher of Students with Disabilities (MEd)

It is the intent of the program to provide current, advanced information on educational research, service delivery, trends, community services, societal attitudes, technical developments, and instructional strategies and practices for the education of persons with disabilities. The program’s varied offerings allow teachers, learning consultants, supervisors, and other personnel in and out of special education to develop the knowledge and skills necessary to serve the disabled in a variety of settings. Stage I of this concentration leads to the Teacher of Students with Disabilities Endorsement.

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Master in Special Needs Education – Drama Therapy

Palacky University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Czech Republic Olomouc

The study is designed as a follow-up Master’s degree, which immediately follows (and is closely linked with) the Bachelor’s degree aimed at special needs education – drama therapy and builds on the knowledge gained in the previous study to teach skills necessary for independent. [+]

Description of program

The study is designed as a follow-up Master’s degree, which immediately follows (and is closely linked with) the Bachelor’s degree aimed at special needs education – drama therapy and builds on the knowledge gained in the previous study to teach skills necessary for independent educational, diagnostic, therapeutic and counselling work with persons with health disability (or other types of social disadvantage).

The study of special needs education – drama therapy is based on the transformations of the social reality in recent years in the area of special needs education practices and social work (especially the “Education Act” 561/2004 and Act on Social Services 108/2006 – both Acts put more emphasis on the care for persons with severe and profound health disability, which requires therapeutic-formative and social-therapeutic training of professionals – special needs educators).... [-]


Master Of Arts In Education - Specialty In Curriculum And Teaching

Universidad del Este (UNE)
Campus Full time Part time 2 years Open Enrollment Puerto Rico Carolina + 1 more

Programs oriented towards teaching and curricular development. The specialty in Curriculum and Teaching is designed for those who are certified teachers and have an active experience in the classroom. The graduates of these master's degrees will develop research skills in the classroom, team work, use of technology and design, and review and curricular evaluation. [+]

UNE is accredited in the US with affordable prices for undergraduate and graduate programs. Students graduate with professional skills in English and Spanish.

The specialty in Curriculum and Teaching is designed for those who are certified teachers and have an active experience in the classroom.

The graduates of these master's degrees will develop research skills in the classroom, team work, use of technology and design, and review and curricular evaluation.

Specialty in Curriculum and Teaching of:

Early Education (39 credits)Special Education (39 credits) [-]

Online Master of Education (MEd) in Equestrian Education

William Woods University
Online Part time September 2018 USA Fulton

Enter the new and growing equestrian education market by earning the online Master of Education in Equestrian Education degree from William Woods University. This program will help you gain the field pedagogy skills you need to make the transition from equestrian professional to equestrian educator.

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Online Master of Education (MEd) in Equestrian Education

Enter the new and growing equestrian education market by earning the online Master of Education in Equestrian Education degree from William Woods University. This program will help you gain the field pedagogy skills you need to make the transition from equestrian professional to equestrian educator. While earning this degree, you will improve your instructional techniques and learn to construct effective curriculum by applying instructional theories and strategies.

Program advantages

The online Master of Education in Equestrian Education builds on the signature strengths of William Woods University: excellence in educating educators, a nationally ranked online education program, and a nationally recognized equestrian program. In this program, you will receive quality online instruction through the latest educational technology and collaborate with your peers in an interactive and engaging learning environment.... [-]


Master In Special Education

Instituto Superior De Estudios Psicológicos ISEP
Campus October 2018 Spain Barcelona Madrid Valencia

The current educational context requires professionals who can support students with special needs (Autism Spectrum Disorder, high abilities, intellectual disability, sensory or motor deficits, literacy difficulties, etc.) seeking maximum integration. [+]

Locations: Barcelona - Madrid - Valencia

Hours: Madrid / Valencia SD Barcelona MXJ

Qualification: Master in Special Education issued by ISEP

About

The current educational context requires professionals who can support students with special needs (Autism Spectrum Disorder, high abilities, intellectual disability, sensory or motor deficits, literacy difficulties, etc.) seeking maximum integration.

The Master in Special Education is designed to acquire the skills for the early detection of learning difficulties and to define, evaluate and develop strategies and intervention techniques. Likewise, it prepares you so that you can guide teaching teams in an educational center to respond to the needs of their students.... [-]