Program Overview

Campbellsville University’s School of Education offers an online Master of Arts in Special Education (MASE). The program is accredited by the Kentucky Education Professional Standards Board and the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). Special Education is the education of students with special needs. Teachers learn to teach in a way that is adapted to each individual students needs. They will learn to individually plan and monitor arrangement made with each students and adapt equipment and materials to their needs. Teachers will help learners with special needs achieve a higher level of personal self-sufficiency and success in both school and community. In order to be eligible for this program, applicants must have a valid teacher’s certificate or statement of eligibility.

This degree is an in-depth preparation program consisting of 12 blended online classes offered in 10-week sessions. Students have the ability to complete the entire program in as little as 18 months. Students are given the opportunity to participate in field experiences, engage in professional collaboration through online chat sessions and meet one another face-to-face through video-teleconferencing seminars. Students will learn in-depth strategies for educating learning behavior disorder students. Courses will focus on a number of areas including curriculum methods, behavior management, classroom management, universal strategies for teaching math and reading to learning behavior disorder students, assessment methods, and research procedures. The program begins with an introduction to areas of exceptionalities and case law, and it concludes with a graduate practicum/seminar implemented in a special education classroom.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Master

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

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    Accreditation & Licensing

    Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

    The education program is approved by the Kentucky Department of Education for teacher education and certification. The Interstate Certification Project entitles the teachers graduated by Campbellsville and certified by Kentucky to be certified in other states.


    Valid teacher’s certificate or statement of eligibility.

    School Overview

    In 1900, the Russell Creek Baptist Association made the decision to establish the Russell Creek Academy in Campbellsville. Students first enrolled in 1907, and by 1924, academic growth launched the school’s official name change to Campbellsville College. As the college transitioned from a junior college to four-year program, Campbellsville celebrated accreditation and, once again, in 1996, changed its name to Campbellsville University. Today, the private, four-year Christian institution has a main campus on 85 acres in Campbellsville, Kentucky, along with the 135-acre Clay Hill Memorial Forest, a research prodiverty located seven miles from the main campus. Campbellsville University awards associate’s, bachelor’s, and master’s degrees, along with pre-professional, post-graduate, and certificate programs.


    ​At Campbellsville University, students can choose from more than 80 programs in a wide range of fields and degree options. Non-traditional students can pursue various options at Campbellsville University. Distance education programs offer online, hybrid, and web-assisted coursework. Students complete asynchronous online coursework and many programs are offered in accelerated formats.


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