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Master of Arts in Teaching / Special Education

Program Details

The online Master of Arts degree in Teaching in Special Education program provides increased flexibility and the convenience of attending class during free time.  This degree is designed for those wanting a special education credential, or administrations and curriculum specialists who wish to advance their current skills.  Courses include Issues in Special Education, Assessment and Evaluation of Exceptional Learners, Teaching Students with Mild Disabilities in Inclusive Settings, and Behavior and Classroom Management for Students with Special Needs.


  • Have a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA on a 4.0 scale
  • Submit GRE General test scores (waived if cumulative GPA is 3.5 or above or if Basic Skills Requirement and subject matter competency is met by completion of a state approved program or passage of all CSET subtests)
  • Verify possession of Certificate of Clearance from the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing
  • Documentation of tuberculosis (TB) test clearance administered within 3 months prior to start of program

Accreditation & Licensing

Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Senior College and University Commission