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MA in Teaching - Special Education

Liberty University Online's Master of Arts in Teaching with a concentration in Special Education program gives students the opportunity to learn about inclusive classroom strategies. Read more about the Master of Arts in Teaching with a concentration in Special Education program at Liberty University Online here.

Official Program Name:

Master of Arts in Teaching with a concentration in Special Education

School Offering Program:

Liberty University Online

Program Prerequisites:

Potential applicants to the Master of Arts in Teaching with a concentration in Special Education program at Liberty University Online should be interested in working with students with special needs. They must already have their bachelor's degree. Applicants to Liberty University Online's programs should be at least 18 years of age and should have earned a high school diploma or equivalent. Some programs may have additional requirements.

Program Description:

Liberty University Online's Master of Arts in Teaching with a concentration in Special Education program gives students the opportunity to learn about education psychology, research assessment, exceptionality foundations, teaching math, curriculum fundamentals, reading, and language acquisition. Specialization courses are designed to teach educational assessment and intervention, behavior management principles, classroom intervention strategies, and student learning disabilities and mental retardation. This program includes a student teaching course where students have the chance to co-teach in a classroom setting. Students who successfully complete this program could be able to communicate or manage classrooms effectively, create instructional strategies, and use technology and assessment strategies.

Learning Format:

Online

Total Credits Required:

36 credits.

Financial Aid Available:

Currently more than 87 percent of Liberty Online students receive some form of financial aid, including federal grants and loans. Liberty University Online also offers an experienced financial support staff to help you find scholarships.

Tuition, Financial Aid & Start Dates

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Required Courses for a Master of Arts in Teaching with a Concentration in Special Education:

Program and course requirements are subject to change. Contact Liberty University to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

Initial Education Core Courses

  • EDUC 500: Advanced Educational Psychology (3 credits)
  • EDUC 504: Historical and Philosophical Foundations of Educations (3 credits)
  • EDUC 518: Understanding Educational Research and Assessment (3 credits)
  • EDUC 521: Foundations of Exceptionality (3 credits)

Specialization Courses

  • EDUC 524: Collaborating for Successful Inclusive Classrooms (3 credits)
  • EDUC 525: Collaborating for Successful Transitions (3 credits)
  • EDUC 622: Educational Assessment and Intervention (3 credits)
  • EDUC 623: Principles of Behavior Management (3 credits)

Professional Courses

  • EDUC 530: Teaching Mathematics (3 credits)
  • EDUC 554: Reading and Language Acquisition (3 credits)
  • EDUC 571: Curriculum Fundamentals (3 credits)
  • EDUC 590: Student Teaching I (3 credits)

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Potential Career Paths:

Graduates of Liberty University Online's Master of Arts in Teaching with a concentration in Special Education program could be able to seek employment as special education teachers. They might be able to work in private or public schools where they could instruct students with disabilities.