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Special Education - MASTER'S (MED)

CIP CODE 13.1001.00

DEGREE OVERVIEW

The M.Ed. in special education is a graduate online program focused on educator preparation for meeting the needs of students with disabilities. This program offers an opportunity to tailor your graduate studies to meet your career needs, whether you are seeking initial certification as a special education teacher in Texas or want to increase expertise in working with individuals with disabilities.


ABOUT THE PROGRAM

  • Graduate candidates can be admitted to one of two programs: 1) master’s degree with initial teacher certification in Texas or 2) master’s degree only— applied focus (high-and-low-incidence focus), high-incidence disability focus, or low-incidence focus.
  • The master’s degree with initial teacher certification leads to licensure in Early Childhood-Grade 12 Special Education.
  • The Project Match Made in Schools provides generous funding and another option for the master’s degree with initial teacher certification.
  • The initial teacher certification is available only to Texas residents.
  • Those outside of Texas who would like initial teacher certification should consult with their state education agency to confirm eligibility in meeting the state’s certification/licensure requirements.
  • Candidates of the master’s-degree-only program can work with the program contact in choosing high-, low-, or high-and-low-incidence focus.
  • All programs of study require 30 credit hours.

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CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

  • Special education classroom teacher
  • Interventionist
  • Transition coordinator with school or communities
  • Community disability support coordinator
  • Special education leader within district
  • Behavior specialist
  • Individualized Education Program (IEP/ARD) coordinator

DEGREE OPTIONS

Master of Education in Special Education with Initial Special Education Certification

  • 30 credit hours (9 courses)
  • Field experiences (40 hours, practicum experience in school)
  • Clinical teaching (full time five days a week, one semester)

Master of Education in Special Education w/Initial Special Education Certification

Master of Education in Special Education with Initial Special Education Certification via Federally Funded Project Match Made in Schools

  • Generous funding and courses shared with graduate students in social work
  • 30 credit hours (nine courses)
  • Field experiences (40 hours, practicum experience in school)
  • Clinical teaching (full time five days a week, one semester)

Link to learn more info - https://www.uta.edu/academics/schools-colleges/education/mms

Master of Education in Special Education w/Initial Special Education Certification (as part of federally-funded Project Match Made in Schools)

Master of Education Special Education

  • 30 credit hours (10 courses)
  • Field experiences (40 hours, practicum experiences in schools/community)
  • Open to graduate students nationally and internationally

Master of Education in Special Education w/Option of 3 Tracks


WHY CHOOSE US?

  • Nationally and internationally recognized faculty leaders in special education
  • Focus on research- and evidence-based practices, applied behavior analysis, and multi-tiered systems of support
  • Highly affordable graduate program
  • Opportunities for grant funding and scholarships
  • Coursework focused on practical application of research to practice

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PROGRAM CONTACT

Name:
Dr. Bree A. Jimenez

Phone:
817-272-3339

Email:
bree.jimenez@uta.edu

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Special Education - MASTER'S (MED)

Learn more about this program on the Department or College website.

Department of Curriculum and Instruction

College of Education