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21 Masters Programs in Special Education 2020

A Master in Special Education provides students with access to a career in the unique and challenging area of learning and physical disability education. The degree focuses on the fundamental skills required in this area.

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Lehigh University – College of Education

The master’s is designed for those who hold a bachelor’s degree in Special Education and want to expand their skills but also for those who have a bachelor’s degree in ge ... [+]

Quick Facts

Course Requirements:10 courses (30 credits)

Typical Course Load:Fall (2 courses), Spring (2 courses), Summer (2 courses) which allows candidates to complete the program in two years (two falls, two springs, and one summer).

Time to Completion: 2 years

Practical Experience Component: Fieldwork is an important part of the program. Those students who are already teachers have the opportunity to complete the fieldwork at their current positions.

Alumni Current Positions: Graduates work as teachers in both public and private K-12 classrooms.

Overview

The evolution toward inclusive classrooms has meant that teachers in all grades and subjects are increasingly called on to work with children with a broad range of abilities. Giving master’s candidates the tools to help each child learn and grow is the mission of Lehigh’s M.Ed. in Special Education.... [-]

USA Bethlehem
January 2020
English (US)
Full-time
2 years
Campus
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Plymouth State University

Plymouth State’s General Special Education certification programs are accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) and aligned with t ... [+]

Plymouth State’s General Special Education certification programs are accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) and aligned with the National Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) Standards.

Coursework in special education address competencies in such areas as classroom management, a survey of exceptionalities, human development, foundations, assessment, and teaching strategies. Our experienced faculty will address issues such as development and characteristics of learners, learning differences, instructional strategies, special education law, and language.

Degree Options

Students may choose from the following options:

MEd in Special Education, K-12 General Special Education Certification MEd in Special Education, K-12 General Special Education Certification - One Year Intensive MEd in Special Education (non-certification) MEd in Special Education, K-12 Learning Disabilities Certification MEd in Special Education, K-12 Administrator Certification Admission Requirements ... [-]
USA Plymouth
September 2020
English (US)
Campus
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Torrens University Australia

The Master of Education (Special Education, Advanced) thoroughly prepares educators to support individuals with a range of special educational needs in mainstream classro ... [+]

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:... [-]

Australia Melbourne
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English (US)
Full-time
Part-time
2 - 6 years
Online & Campus Combined
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Alabama State University The Harold Lloyd Murphy Graduate School

The College of Education (COE) seeks to prepare teachers, instructional support personnel and other professionals to be decision makers who are equipped with the knowledg ... [+]

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.... [-]

USA Montgomery
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English (US)
Full-time
1 year
Campus
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Grupo Tiradentes

The course aims to encourage the education professionals: teachers of the regular room, the rooms of ESA (Educational Service Specialist), managers, among others, discuss ... [+]

Differentials Course

The course aims to foster education professionals: teachers of the regular room, the rooms ESA (Educational Service Specialist), Managers, among others, discussions able to subsidize them in pedagogical practices that contribute to inclusion, with the development, autonomy and learning disabled person, providing an understanding of the teacher's role of the Educational Service Specialist and its relationship with various disabilities in the school context. For this it is necessary to draw up the plans call from the recognition of the type of disability and the existing skills; identify, develop, produce and organize learning resources, accessibility and strategies, considering the type of disability in order to build an action plan according to the needs presented and understand the importance of assistive technology in the person's inclusion process with disabilities and AEE .... [-]

Brazil Aracaju
March 2020
Portuguese (Brazil)
Full-time
18 months
Campus
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University of Hartford Online

The online Master of Education in Special Education prepares you to become a highly competent teaching professional. ... [+]

The online Master of Education in Special Education prepares you to become a highly competent teaching professional— deeply knowledgeable in a range of disciplines related to the needs of children with disabilities, highly skilled in instruction, and proficient in sensitively collaborating with families and other educational specialists in learning systems. Our program allows you to apply your skills in new directions with an advanced focus on special education, allowing for greater career advancement opportunities. Our program, however, is not designed to lead to certification; it is an advanced degree designed for those who would like to develop expertise in special education. Course objectives and desired outcomes are achieved through learning experiences that promote collegial discourse, collaborative problem solving, and reflective practice, including performance-based applications that require participants to apply specific content and competencies in professional practices.... [-]

USA Hartford
September 2020
English (US)
Full-time
Part-time
2 years
Online
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UMaineOnline (University of Maine)

A Master’s degree in Special Education provides graduates with an understanding of the application of current evidence-based practices in K-12 classrooms for children wit ... [+]

General Overview M.Ed. in Special Education – Concentration in Early Intervention

This program, which requires a minimum 36 credit hours, leads to state certification as a Teacher of Children with Disabilities (birth to school-age 5) (282). The program is designed to prepare students for the fundamentals of professional practice in early intervention for inclusive environments, provide students with advanced content in a variety of research areas (e.g., early childhood, early childhood special education, family relationships, collaborative consultation), and support students in practicum experiences with high needs children ages birth-5 and their families. In addition to the UMaine Graduate School application criteria, applicants will demonstrate satisfactory scores on the Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators. To ensure program success, applicants will be currently working or volunteering with young children, birth to age 5, and their families. PROGRAM BENEFITS... [-]

USA Orono
September 2020
English (US)
Full-time
Part-time
Online
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UMaineOnline (University of Maine)

A Master’s degree in Special Education provides graduates with an understanding of the application of current evidence-based practices in K-12 classrooms for children wit ... [+]

General Overview M.Ed. in Special Education – Concentration in Low Incidence

This program, which requires a minimum of 36 credit hours, leads to state certification as an Educational Specialist for Students with Severe Disabilities (286). The program prepares master’s level special educators to serve students with autism spectrum disorder, significant intellectual disabilities, and students with multiple disabilities. In addition to the UMaine Graduate School application criteria, applicants must demonstrate satisfactory scores on the Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators and successful completion of an introductory course in special education or adapting instruction for students with disabilities. All courses require fieldwork so candidates must be working or volunteering in K-12 schools. PROGRAM BENEFITS... [-]

USA Orono
September 2020
English (US)
Full-time
Part-time
Online
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UMaineOnline (University of Maine)

A Master’s degree in Special Education provides graduates with an understanding of the application of current evidence-based practices in K-12 classrooms for children wit ... [+]

General Overview M.Ed. in Special Education – Concentration in High Incidence

This program, which requires a minimum of 36 credit hours, leads to state certification as Teacher of Students with Disabilities (282) (K-8 or 7-12). The program prepares master’s level special educators to serve students in the areas of reading, math, writing, and challenging behavior. In addition to the UMaine Graduate School application criteria, applicants must demonstrate satisfactory scores on the Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators and successful completion of an introductory course in special education or adapting instruction for students with disabilities. All courses require fieldwork so candidates must be working or volunteering in K-12 schools. PROGRAM BENEFITS... [-]

USA Orono
September 2020
English (US)
Full-time
Part-time
Online
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William Paterson University of New Jersey

It is the intent of the program to provide current, advanced information on educational research, service delivery, trends, community services, societal attitudes, techni ... [+]

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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USA Wayne
September 2020
English (US)
Full-time
Campus
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UNIR

The official Master in Special Education Online will provide you with the training, skills and competencies needed to respond effectively to the specific demands posed by ... [+]

Study your Official Master in Special Education online with UNIR

The official Master in Special Education Online will provide you with the training, skills and competencies needed to respond effectively to the specific demands posed by students with special educational needs (SEN) .

With the Master in Special Education Online you will not only know all the types of SEN, but you will learn to diagnose, detect, and intervene the possible disabilities of your students in all educational stages.

As a teacher, you will acquire the necessary qualifications to evaluate the student, assess their situation in the classroom, respect their rhythm and learning style and design and implement specific and effective curricular adaptations for them . This training aims to promote attention to diversity in public, private and private schools.... [-]

Spain Logroño
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Spanish
Part-time
1 year
Online
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University of Nicosia

The Special Education programme aims to provide students with the acquisition of knowledge in the field of specialization of the programme through monitoring relevant ped ... [+]

Joint Degree with the University of Patras

Duration (years): 2 years Qualification Awarded: Master of Education in Special Education Level of Qualification: Master Degree (2nd Cycle) Language of Instruction: English and Greek Mode of Study: Distance Learning Minimum ECTS Credits: 120 Profile of the Programme

The Special Education programme aims to provide students with the acquisition of knowledge in the field of specialization of the programme through

monitoring relevant pedagogical courses and study of the relevant bibliography.

Additionally, the program aims to develop research skills through

the monitoring of special courses in quantitative and qualitative research, the undertaking of small-scale surveys within the different disciplines or/and the elaboration of Thesis, and the practical training of students. Career Prospects ... [-]
Cyprus Nicosia
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English (US),Greek
Full-time
Part-time
2 years
Online
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University of Nicosia

The purpose of the program is twofold. On the one hand, help the student to acquire deep knowledge in the field of specialization through (a) the monitoring of educationa ... [+]

Duration of study (years): 1.5 year Title of Studies: Education: Special Education (MEd, 1.5 years or 3 semesters) Level of Title of Study: Postgraduate (2nd Cycle of Studies) Language of instruction: Greek Study Mode: Full-time / Part-time Minimum Credits: 30 Minimum European Credit Units (ECTS): 90 Program Description

Purpose

The purpose of the program is twofold. On the one hand, help the student to acquire deep knowledge in the field of specialization through (a) the monitoring of educational courses in an advanced level, (b) study the relevant literature, and (c) interaction with Faculty and other students. On the other, the program aims at fostering research skills through (a) the monitoring of specific quantitative and qualitative research courses, (b) small scale investigations in the various courses and / or drafting Master Thesis, and (c) participation in seminars / conferences research content. In general, the overall aim of the program is to help the student to become an independent thinker and scientist educator.... [-]

Cyprus Nicosia
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Greek
Full-time
Part-time
3 semesters
Campus
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University of Nicosia

The purpose of the program is twofold. On the one hand, help the student to acquire deep knowledge in the field of specialization through (a) the monitoring of educationa ... [+]

Duration of study (years): 1.5 year Title of Study: Education Sciences: Special Education (MEd, 3 semesters) Level of Title of Study: Postgraduate (2nd Cycle of Studies) Language of instruction: Greek Study Mode: Remote Minimum Credits: 30 Minimum European Credit Units (ECTS): 90 Program Description

Purpose

The purpose of the program is twofold. On the one hand, help the student to acquire deep knowledge in the field of specialization through (a) the monitoring of educational courses in an advanced level, (b) study the relevant literature, and (c) interaction with Faculty and other students. On the other, the program aims at fostering research skills through (a) the monitoring of specific quantitative and qualitative research courses, (b) small scale investigations in the various courses and / or drafting Master Thesis, and (c) participation in seminars / conferences research content. In general, the overall aim of the program is to help the student to become an independent thinker and scientist educator.... [-]

Cyprus Nicosia
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Greek
Full-time
Part-time
3 semesters
Online
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Instituto Superior De Estudios Psicológicos ISEP

The current educational context requires professionals who can support students with special needs (Autism Spectrum Disorder, high abilities, intellectual disability, sen ... [+]

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.... [-]

Spain Barcelona Madrid Valencia
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Spanish
Campus
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