Special Education - The Master Teacher, M.A. | Online (optional) | Central Michigan University | Mount Pleasant, United States
M.A. On Campus Online

Special Education - The Master Teacher

24 months
925 USD/credit 13875 USD/year
726 USD/credit 10890 USD/year
726 USD/credit 10890 USD/year
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You've already proven your commitment to students with disabilities. Central Michigan University's master's degree in Special Education - The Master Teacher will prepare you as a Master Teacher with the knowledge, expertise, and leadership skills to effectively champion the rights of individuals with disabilities in all aspects of life.


The Special Education - The Master Teacher program from Central Michigan University will expand your skills and knowledge to new areas of special education as you prepare for a broad range of teaching and administrative roles. You'll focus on current issues in special education, curriculum development, evaluation, and research to address the unique needs and challenges of the field.

We also offer courses toward an additional endorsement in the areas of cognitive impairment, specific learning disability, or autism spectrum disorders.

Program Highlights

As a student in this program, you'll join the ranks of thousands of CMU-educated teachers.

  • Every year, CMU confers master's degrees in teaching on more than 700 students–more than anyplace else in the state.
  • Synthesize your experience with a capstone project before graduation.
  • CMU's Educator Preparation Programs are accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).
  • This program is available only to individuals who hold PreK-12 general or special education certification.
  • This program may be available to individuals with undergraduate degrees interested in working specifically with students with cognitive impairment.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Communication Assessment and Intervention in Children with Autism
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder: Educational Implications
  • Promoting Self-Determination and Self-Regulation in Students with SLD
  • Literacy Instruction for Students with Specific Learning Disabilities
  • Evidence-based Approaches for Teaching Students with Mild Cognitive

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH
  • 30-33 semester hours


On Campus, Online

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • A bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution
  • Along with the application, you’ll need to submit a $50 application fee
  • Submit a copy of your passport
  • Submit proof of English proficiency or your intent to study English upon arrival – unless you are from an exempted country where English is the primary language of instruction. 
  • You also may demonstrate English proficiency by completing the English studies program through CMU's English Language Institute. 
  • Applicants must provide a third-party course-by-course credential evaluation and document verification

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    13875 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 925 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    10890 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 726 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • In-State

    10890 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 726 USD per credit during 24 months.

Living costs for Mount Pleasant

1000 - 1500 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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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