What can I do with this program after I graduate?
Demand for special education services and teachers should rise as children with disabilities are increasingly being identified earlier and enrolled into special education programs. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, overall employment of special education teachers is projected to grow 8 percent from 2016 to 2026, about as fast as the average for all occupations.
The courses are delivered in a combination of synchronous and asynchronous modes. Synchronous online learning involves live, online teaching in recurring weekly time slots.
Core Courses (9 credit hours)
Introductory Research Course (3 credit hours)
Research Courses (9 credit hours)
Specialty Track Courses (12 credit hours) Select elective courses within a single specialty track:
The program’s rigorous courses are designed to support candidates in developing the skills, knowledge, and competencies to be excellent educators, leaders and professionals. Designed with the career-oriented professional in mind, classes provide an environment that stimulates engaging and challenging discussions. Students will learn how to design effective academic instruction and develop strategies that will help promote the social behaviors of students with disabilities.