The Master of Arts in Special Education is a course of study for certified teachers seeking expertise in special education. This program does not result in any special education endorsement from the State of Michigan. If endorsement in any area of special education is being sought, the appropriate endorsement sequence must be completed in your chosen concentration.

What You Will Learn

You will gain an understanding of the theory of learning, from a neurological perspective, and engage in strong field experiences connecting theory to reality.


As a graduate of this program, you may seek employment in private or public school systems, and potential career paths include service provider, instructional coordinator, and behavioral intervention specialist.

Also available: Teaching – Special Education Online Program [M.A.T.].

At a Glance

  • Average 33–37 credit hours required
  • Average time to complete two years
  • On campus


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