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Online Master's Degree In Special Education

That's easy to answer--most states require you to have a master's degree if you want to become a special education teacher, and every state requires you to be licensed. Special education students, by definition, have unique needs and a special education teacher must have the knowledge and training to deal with a variety of situations that could arise. Courses can include:

  • Child growth and development
  • Educational psychology
  • Legal issues of special education
  • Strategies for teaching students with disabilities

You can also choose to specialize in administration, curriculum, counseling, or a specific discipline within special education, such as learning disabilities.

Many universities now offer degrees in special education online, which allows you to pick the program that best meets your needs without having to relocate. It's also an excellent option for working teachers who want to switch to special education.

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Purdue University

Purdue University offers a strong foundation of tradition and history.

Purdue University Online

California University of Pennsylvania

Recognized by the U.S. News and World Report for: Best Online Programs, Bachelor’s 2017, Best Online Programs, Grad Education 2017 and Best Online Programs, Bachelor’s for Veterans 2017

California University of Pennsylvania Online

Concordia University - Portland

Concordia University - Portland offers several fully online 14-month Master of Education (M.Ed.) programs and a fully online Doctorate of Education (Ed.D.) program.

Concordia University - Portland Online

Saint Joseph's University

Founded by the Society of Jesus in 1851, Saint Joseph's University (SJU) has been developing the minds and abilities of men and women in a challenging academic environment steeped in the enriching Jesuit tradition of cura personalis (care of the entire person).

Saint Joseph's University Online

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