Get your master’s degree in special education in our one-year online program.
The 100% online master's degree in inclusive special education is designed to help teachers meet the ever-changing demands of diverse classrooms and may be completed by teachers with certification in nearly any area or grade level.
Learn to give individualized instruction in diverse and inclusive settings
Building on our Franciscan values of community, compassion, wisdom and integrity, we strive to create inclusive communities that value diversity as a strength. This program prepares and mentors professionals who are able to individualize instruction in inclusive and collaborative environments.
Using critical pedagogy to meet the needs of diverse and marginalized populations, including students with disabilities, students for whom English is an additional language, and students experiencing trauma or living in poverty, teachers will become leaders and agents of change.
This program is founded in the School of Education conceptual framework of competence, experience, and social justice. This program is aligned with the CEC standards for professional special educators and students practice these competencies in hands-on, field-based experiences. Students integrate social justice into their practice by honoring diversity, promoting dignity and worth, and creating learning experiences that are mindful of the full range of diversity.
Advanced certificate program also available
We also offer a 12-hour program leading to the Advanced Certificate in Teaching Students with Exceptionalities
. The 100% online program can be completed in one year.