Serve as an inspiration

Help students overcome challenges – earn your special education degree

Earn your special education degree, by taking one 6-week course at a time – and begin your journey as an inspirational and encouraging role model for exceptional learners.

If you have a bachelor’s degree and want a career in the special education environment, this degree program can introduce you to the strategies and methods needed for you to make an impact in the classroom. The curriculum is aligned with the Council of Exceptional Children (CEC) and helps cultivate your collaboration, communication and intuition skills.

You’ll be introduced to the foundations of teaching, the assessment of learner characteristics for mild to moderate disabilities, inclusion strategies, as well as reading and language arts instruction. This online special education degree program combines applicable program coursework, field experience and student teaching to prepare you for a career in special education.

Earn your special education degree online – and help provide an extraordinary educational environment for your exceptional students.



Discover our special education degree program – and play an important role in an exceptional child’s educational journey:




Master of Arts in Education/Special Education:

Prepare for teacher licensure in the field of special education by earning this advanced special education degree online. The curriculum aims to introduce you to the needs of exceptional students – and provide you with the skills to positively impact their educational experience. You’ll learn how to design and implement effective instruction, while applying professional ethics, creating innovative strategies and incorporating technology in a k-12 setting. If you want to become a special education teacher, acquire the abilities that can help you keep up with the evolving needs of exceptional learners.



Why Phoenix?

Help exceptional students reach their potential in the classroom and beyond by earning your online special education degree through the College of Education. Gain the skills and knowledge you need to play an integral role of the educational process for your students with coursework that’s aligned with national standards. Our knowledgeable faculty, averaging 24 years of industry experience, will support you throughout your field experience and student teaching – going above and beyond your program coursework.

It takes a special and unique individual to influence student achievement in a special education setting – and we have the helpful resources and support to get you there.

Applicable coursework
Prepare for a career in special education with curriculum focusing on the diagnosis and assessment of disabilities and inclusion strategies.
Committed support
Partner with dedicated staff that can help you through state licensure and credential processes.
Assessment preparation
Go into your edTPA assessment with confidence, with the support, knowledge and preparation you’ll need.

If you have questions about how to enroll, fill out the request for information form and we’ll put you in contact with an Enrollment Representative.

You have the intuitive skills to be an effective special education teacher. Help foster a safe and positive environment for exceptional students – earn your special education degree.

While widely available, not all programs are available in all locations or in both online and on-campus formats. Please check with a University Enrollment Representative.