Offer Unparalleled Support to Exceptional Students

The online master’s in special education program offered by the University of Arizona presents a thorough, in-depth examination of teaching methods and learning structures you can use to create a comfortable learning environment for students with disabilities and special needs. The program is designed for licensed, experienced teachers, providing opportunities to build on practical experience and gain advanced skills focused on special education.

Masters Overview Inline PhotoUsing hands-on, interactive online learning tools, you’ll complete detailed examinations of assessment strategies and curriculum development techniques used to design individualized, effective learning plans for special needs students. Your coursework will delve into the latest research regarding both high- and low-incidence disabilities, preparing you to face the most pressing needs of every student. The curriculum also explores the basic principles of behavior analysis, which can be used to identify and build comfortable environments for children and adults with autism spectrum disorder, ADHD, and a variety of other disabilities.

As a student, you’ll also have the opportunity to choose 1 of 4 concentrations, allowing you to build an academic plan that suits your goals:

  • Challenging Behavior
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Sensory Impairments
  • Gifted Students

The curriculum also involves direct interaction with special education institutions and organizations in your area, giving you real-world experience that you can apply to your classroom or program.

Click here to learn more about the curriculum for the online master’s in special education program.