List of Accredited Online Degrees

Students pursuing degrees in Education can specialize in several concentrations within the area of study. The field of Education is constantly in need of well trained and educated individuals to further teach an impressionable younger student body the core fundamentals in academics. Education degrees concentrations can be in elementary, secondary or post-secondary, special needs, technology or counseling and administrative roles.

The concentration of earning an Education degree in the subject of Special Needs is a challenging and rewarding pursuit. The overwhelming need for teachers in general, is amplified by the lack of teachers with the capabilities of teaching and providing support for children and young adults with learning disabilities. The specialized curriculum of student teachers aspiring to become special needs teachers, differs in the amount of attention given to the processes involved in the individual planning and systematic monitoring of teaching procedures, adapting equipment and materials, ensuring accessible settings and many other avenues designed to help students with special needs achieve a higher level of personal self-sufficiency and success within a school setting and in local communities.

Special needs teachers provide more than just an altered academic program, they also provide challenged students the many other attributes associated with the proper facilitation of an education. Many students may need non-academic resources to further learning abilities. Such services provided by schools may include; speech and language pathology, audiology, psychological services, physical therapy, occupational therapy, counseling services, rehabilitation counseling, orientation and mobility services, medical services, parent counseling and training, school health services, school social work, assistive technology services.

Graduates of a special education degree program will complete a minimum of a Bachelors level of education, in addition to supplementing teaching practicums with specific needs, counseling and academic preparation courses designed for individual disabilities. The student teacher will be able to pursue entry-level positions at many learning institutions, both public and private, as well as higher learning levels.

 

List of Accredited Online Degrees

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Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education & Special Education (Dual Major)

Bachelor of Science in Elementary/Special Education (Dual Major) (Leads to initial teacher licensure). This robust and specialized degree program is designed for any individual who seeks an elemen...

  • Sector of Institution:
    Private for-profit, 4-year or above
  • Religious Affiliation:

    Not applicable

  • Degree Level:
    Bachelor
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    120
  • Credit Type:
    Per Semester Credit

Master of Arts in Autism Spectrum Disorders

In a crucially relevant sphere of Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD), a growing demand for special education services and higher graduation standards intersect in public schools across the nation. As...

  • Sector of Institution:
    Private for-profit, 4-year or above
  • Religious Affiliation:

    Not applicable

  • Degree Level:
    Master
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    32
  • Credit Type:
    Per Semester Credit

Master of Arts in Gifted Education

With a Master of Arts in Gifted Education degree, you can learn innovative ways to teach our most talented, gifted students and help them realize their potential. Licensed, certified teachers who ...

  • Sector of Institution:
    Private for-profit, 4-year or above
  • Religious Affiliation:

    Not applicable

  • Degree Level:
    Master
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    32
  • Credit Type:
    Per Semester Credit

Master of Education in Special Education / Cross-Categorical (Licensure)

Master of Education in Special Education (Leads to initial teacher licensure). Educational reforms and legislation regarding individuals with learning disabilities will contribute to an increased ...

  • Sector of Institution:
    Private for-profit, 4-year or above
  • Religious Affiliation:

    Not applicable

  • Degree Level:
    Master
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    47
  • Credit Type:

Doctor of Education in Organizational Leadership / Special Education

The Doctor of Education in Organizational Leadership program develops the learner’s ability to generate new knowledge and responsibly apply knowledge to achieve high-performing entities that...

  • Sector of Institution:
    Private for-profit, 4-year or above
  • Religious Affiliation:

    Not applicable

  • Degree Level:
    Doctorate
  • Delivery format:
    Mostly Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    60
  • Credit Type:
    Per Semester Credit

MS - Special Education Teaching

Make a positive impact on children with learning disabilities with Capella University's online master's in Special Education Training program. The curriculum, developed around national spe...

  • Sector of Institution:
    Private for-profit, 4-year or above
  • Religious Affiliation:

    Not applicable

  • Degree Level:
    Master
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    58
  • Credit Type:
    Per Quarter Credit

PhD - Special Education Leadership

This program is not designed for teacher certification, licensure or endorsement. Augment your ability to oversee and advocate for the growing number of students who need special education...

  • Sector of Institution:
    Private for-profit, 4-year or above
  • Religious Affiliation:

    Not applicable

  • Degree Level:
    Doctorate
  • Delivery format:
    Mostly Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    92
  • Credit Type:
    Per Quarter Credit

Bachelor of Arts in Special Education (K-12)

The B.A. in Special Education (K–12) is designed to prepare you to become a certified special education teacher. The program is a good fit for unlicensed substitute teachers, career changers...

  • Sector of Institution:
    Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above
  • Religious Affiliation:

    Not applicable

  • Degree Level:
    Bachelor
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    8
  • Credit Type:
    Per Term

Master of Science in Special Education (K-12)

The M.S. in Special Education (K–12) is designed for licensed teachers with bachelor’s degrees who are interested in moving into special education instruction. This challenging program...

  • Sector of Institution:
    Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above
  • Religious Affiliation:

    Not applicable

  • Degree Level:
    Master
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    4
  • Credit Type:
    Per Term

Bachelor of Science in Special Education in Interdisciplinary Studies

Liberty University Online’s Bachelor of Science in Special Education in Interdisciplinary Studies (non-licensure with 5th year MAT option) will equip you with the specialized knowledge, insi...

  • Sector of Institution:
    Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above
  • Religious Affiliation:

    Evangelical Christian

  • Degree Level:
    Bachelor
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    120
  • Credit Type:

Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.) / Special Education

Liberty University offers an online Master of Arts in Teaching with an emphasis in Special Education.   The degree is specifically designed for students wishing to obtain initial teaching lic...

  • Sector of Institution:
    Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above
  • Religious Affiliation:

    Evangelical Christian

  • Degree Level:
    Master
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    36
  • Credit Type:

Ed.D. in Curriculum & Instruction / Special Education

Liberty University’s online Doctor of Education in Curriculum & Instruction – Special Education program examines best practices for using technology as it relates to student learni...

  • Sector of Institution:
    Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above
  • Religious Affiliation:

    Evangelical Christian

  • Degree Level:
    Doctorate
  • Delivery format:
    Mostly Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    60
  • Credit Type:
    Per Semester Credit

MA in Special Education

Open education to all students with your Master of Arts in Special Education from Ashford University. This online graduate degree is designed for professionals interested in working with children ...

  • Sector of Institution:
    Private for-profit, 4-year or above
  • Religious Affiliation:

    Not applicable

  • Degree Level:
    Master
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    30
  • Credit Type:
    Per Semester

MA in Education / Special Education (Non-licensure)

Open up education to all students by earning your online Master of Arts in Education degree with a specialization in Special Education (non-licensure) from Ashford University. Focus your education...

  • Sector of Institution:
    Private for-profit, 4-year or above
  • Religious Affiliation:

    Not applicable

  • Degree Level:
    Master
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    36
  • Credit Type:
    Per Semester Credit

Master of Science in Education / Special Education

Purdue University’s online MSEd in Special Education program combines a unique view of the entire education landscape with practical experience addressing the latest breakthroughs in assessm...

  • Sector of Institution:
    Public, 4-year or above
  • Religious Affiliation:

    Not applicable

  • Degree Level:
    Master
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    30
  • Credit Type:
    Per Semester Credit

Bachelor of Science in Professional & Liberal Studies / Autism Studies

The Autism Studies concentration, within the online BS degree in Professional and Liberal Studies, introduces students to autism theories, techniques, treatment and therapies. Students participate...

  • Sector of Institution:
    Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above
  • Religious Affiliation:

    Roman Catholic

  • Degree Level:
    Bachelor Completion
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    60
  • Credit Type:
    Per Semester Credit

M.S. Ed. in Special Education (Pre K-8 or 7-12)

The online Master of Science in Special Education is based on the Response to Intervention (RTI) program, a research-based strategy for student achievement that is implemented with success on a da...

  • Sector of Institution:
    Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above
  • Religious Affiliation:

    Roman Catholic

  • Degree Level:
    Master
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    36
  • Credit Type:
    Per Semester Credit

M.S. Ed. in Special Education / Autism Spectrum Disorders

The online Master of Science in Special Education is based on the Response to Intervention (RTI) program, a research-based strategy for student achievement that is implemented with success on a da...

  • Sector of Institution:
    Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above
  • Religious Affiliation:

    Roman Catholic

  • Degree Level:
    Master
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    48
  • Credit Type:
    Per Semester Credit

M.S. Ed. in Special Education / Deaf & Hard of Hearing Education (N-12)

The M.S. Education Degree in Special Education for Teachers of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing prepares students to meet the national need for teachers of students with hearing loss. The program prep...

  • Sector of Institution:
    Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above
  • Religious Affiliation:

    Roman Catholic

  • Degree Level:
    Master
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    36
  • Credit Type:
    Per Semester Credit

Master of Arts in Special Education

With an online Special Education master's degree from Saint Mary’s, you’ll develop an inclusive teaching approach that goes further to help students achieve their full potential. E...

  • Sector of Institution:
    Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above
  • Religious Affiliation:

    Roman Catholic

  • Degree Level:
    Master
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    36
  • Credit Type:
    Per Semester Credit

Master of Arts in Secondary Special Education & Transition Services

The program is designed in partnership with various area public schools and community agencies. The curriculum reflects an interdisciplinary and collaborative approach that emphasizes linking scho...

  • Sector of Institution:
    Private, Not-for-profit, 4-year or above
  • Religious Affiliation:

    Not applicable

  • Degree Level:
    Master
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    39
  • Credit Type:
    Per Semester Credit

Master of Arts in Special Education for Culturally & Linguistically Diverse Learners

The GSEHD program in Special Education for Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Learners is one of only eight programs in the country that prepares educators to meet the cultural, language, socia...

  • Sector of Institution:
    Private, Not-for-profit, 4-year or above
  • Religious Affiliation:

    Not applicable

  • Degree Level:
    Master
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    33
  • Credit Type:
    Per Semester Credit

Master of Education in Curriculum & Instruction / Dyslexia Studies & Language-Based Learning Disabilities

Looking for a Master of Education college online? Discover Southern New Hampshire University's M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction program. You can prepare to meet the...

  • Sector of Institution:
    Private, Not-for-profit, 4-year or above
  • Religious Affiliation:

    Not applicable

  • Degree Level:
    Master
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    11
  • Credit Type:
    Per Course

Master of Education in Curriculum & Instruction / Special Education

Looking for a Master of Education college online? Discover Southern New Hampshire University's M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction program. You can prepare to meet the...

  • Sector of Institution:
    Private, Not-for-profit, 4-year or above
  • Religious Affiliation:

    Not applicable

  • Degree Level:
    Master
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    11
  • Credit Type:
    Per Course

Master of Education in Special Education

Help students with special needs grow, develop and reach their true potential by earning your Master of Education in Special Education degree at Southern New Hampshire University. In this online d...

  • Sector of Institution:
    Private, Not-for-profit, 4-year or above
  • Religious Affiliation:

    Not applicable

  • Degree Level:
    Master
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    13
  • Credit Type:
    Per Course

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