M.A. Online

Special Education

Rider University

12 months
940 USD/credit 28200 USD/year
940 USD/credit 28200 USD/year
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Develop your expertise and become confident in your ability to work with students with special needs. This Special Education program at Rider University is offered 100% online.


Teacher of Students with Disabilities (TOSD) certification and the Master of Arts in Special Education at Rider University are 100% online programs designed to prepare certified teachers to teach students with special needs in a variety of settings. 


  • Special education teachers have expertise that makes them confident in their ability to work with students with special needs. 
  • They are experts in meeting the challenges of diverse classrooms and provide support for students and their families.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Psychology of Exceptionality
  • Positive Behavior Support
  • Inclusive Educational Practices
  • Transition to Adult Life
  • Assessment for Instruction in Special Education
  • Instructional Practices for Students with Severe Disabilities

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH



Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Online application for graduate study
  • $50 non-refundable application fee
  • A statement of aims and objectives (minimum 500 words)
  • Official transcripts from every college or university attended submitted directly from the institution. A bachelor's degree is required for full admission to a graduate program. You may be admitted conditionally pending receipt of your degree.
  • Two professional letters of recommendation
  • Proof of NJ teacher certification in early childhood, secondary education or elementary education
  • Current resume

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    28200 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 940 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    28200 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 940 USD per credit during 12 months.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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