Masters in Education - Special Education Teaching

Masters in Education - Special Education Teaching

If you possess a compassionate and loving personality, you could be the difference in the lives of those who require special education. You must be a positive person, motivational and understanding of others. By earning a Masters in Education – Special Education Teaching degree, you will help fulfill the growing need for special education teachers today. You will be able to advance in your career when you obtain a master’s degree. The general classes you can expect to take are instructional needs for students with disabilities, behavior management, law and special education, structured English immersion, as well as a course on the theories, concepts and issue regarding students with emotional and behavioral disorders. You will also be required to complete a thesis and strongly defend it.

You may have always loved teaching students with special needs because no two students are alike and no two disabilities are exactly identical. With your busy schedule, you may have put your desire to further your education on hold. However, with internet options, you can study from your own home, complete coursework on your own time, and do it all at a lesser expense that attending a traditional brick-and-mortar university. There are many options available from accredited universities situated all over the country.

All 50 states require specific licensure to become special education teachers. While a bachelor’s degree is the lowest requirement in some states, many others require the completion of Special Education Teaching Master’s Programs and at least a year of additional coursework. In 2004, over 440,000 jobs in special education were available. 90% of special education teachers are employed by public school districts. However, many educators also find work in the social services sector, speech pathology, audiology and instructional coordination.

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            MAT Special Education: Adapted Curriculum
            • Liberty University provides a worldclass education from a christ-centered worldview
            • 100% online programs at associate, bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral levels
            • No standardized testing if student meets admission requirements
            • Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges
            • 87% of Liberty University students receive some form of financial aid
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            • Transferable Credits
            Special Education - Master of Education
            • Northcentral University was founded in 1996 to provide working professionals around the world with unprecedented access to richly engaging, professionally relevant, and academically-rigorous education from a U.S. university.
            • As a regionally accredited, private, online and graduate-focused university, NCU offers doctoral, master’s and bachelor’s degrees in business, technology management, education, and psychology, as well as doctoral and master’s degrees in marriage and family therapy.
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            MS in Education - Self-Designed
            • Prepare young learners with the skills, confidence, and motivation they need to excel in school and beyond through Walden’s online MS in Early Childhood Studies program.
            • With our master’s-level early childhood development degree, you can gain the knowledge and professional competencies that prepare you for leadership roles, in and out of the classroom.
            • Improve your ability to work with children in diverse learning environments by critically examining trends, applying research to relevant problems, and making informed decisions.
            • Choose from four specializations to focus your learning in an area that matches your career goals. We also offer two learning models: course-based and competency-based Tempo Learning® by Walden.
            • Study with a respected institution—the Walden University is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).
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            M.A. Education with Preliminary Education Specialist Instruction Credential
            • Founded over 60 years ago on the principles of inclusion and social justice.
            • Offers credit for previous life and work experience.
            • Equipped with over 17,000 titles in their library.
            • Has 3 semesters and 6 start dates a year.
            • Located in Pasadena, CA, with instructional sites in Sacramento, Salinas, Santa Cruz, and Visalia as well as online options.
            • Accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).
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            Master of Arts in Education

            Trident University International provides an exceptional online educational experience for its students – diverse adult learners including current and former members of the military family. Adhering to the highest standards of academic excellence, faculty and staff foster a learning community where students develop critical thinking and problem solving skills to enhance their lives and advance their careers.

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