M.A. Online

Education - Special Education

University of Phoenix

21 months
540 USD/credit 14194 USD/year
540 USD/credit 14194 USD/year
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Exceptional students needs teachers with extraordinary skills. If you’ve earned a bachelor’s degree in another discipline and have been thinking of making a positive impact on students with learning disabilities, our Education - Special Education from University of Phoenix could be the program for you. 


The curriculum is aligned with the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) and helps cultivate strategies for teaching students with disabilities and collaborating with others to create individualized learning plans. You’ll take just one course at a time, and most are only 6 weeks long. That way, you can balance work and life on the path to your degree.

In the Education - Special Education program from University of Phoenix, you’ll study:

  • Strategies for measuring students’ strengths and needs
  • Special education laws and their implications for identification, placement, and instruction
  • A range of disabilities, including behavioral, physical, developmental, and the autism spectrum
  • Classroom management and inclusion strategies
  • Structured English immersion


What can you do with a Master of Arts in Education/Special Education?

A MAEd/SPE can prepare you to be a: 

  • Special education teacher
  • Intervention specialist
  • Resource teacher
  • Learning support teacher
  • Special education inclusion teacher

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Professional Communications
  • Orientation To Teacher Education
  • Curriculum Const And Assmt: Reading And Lang Arts For Spe
  • Structured English Immersion
  • Advanced Structured English Immersion Methods
  • Special Education Assessment And Interpretation
  • Orientation To The Exceptional Child
  • Characteristics Of Emotional & Behavioral Disorders
  • Characteristics Of Physical & Health Disabilities
  • Characteristics Of Intellectual/developmental Disabilities
  • Characteristics Of Autism Spectrum Disorders

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 21 months

Start dates & application deadlines

You can apply for and start this programme anytime.
More details

You have 8-10 opportunities all year long to start your online master’s degree, so you can begin when it best suits your schedule.


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Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Must have an undergraduate degree from an approved, college or university with institutional accreditation, or hold a comparable degree from a recognized institution outside the United States.
  • Must meet work experience requirements or have access to an organizational environment, depending on your selected degree program.
  • Be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States or hold an approved, valid visa if residing in the United States.
  • Not have been expelled from a previous institution.
  • Meet the English proficiency admission requirement.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    14194 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 540 USD per credit during 21 months.
  • National

    14194 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 540 USD per credit during 21 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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