Grand Canyon University’s Master of Education in Special Education (NITL) program is an initial licensure program that prepares teacher candidates for a career in special education with a focus on K–12 students with mild to moderate disabilities. This program aims to help graduate students master the knowledge and cultivate skills necessary that support the development of exceptional children and high schoolers. Offered by the College of Education, its rigorous curriculum teaches how to adapt instructional strategies to meet each student’s Individualized Education Program (IEP), while building upon strengths that a teacher already possesses. This program helps teacher candidates increase their familiarity with mild to moderate disabilities, while advancing expertise in assessment, intervention and transition planning. This program does not lead to teaching licensure.
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School Accreditation & Licensing
Grand Canyon University is accredited by:
Higher Learning Commission (HLC)
Grand Canyon University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (hlcommission.org), an institutional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
Program Requirements & Restrictions
Minimum EducationBachelor Degree
Recommended GPA2.8 or above (4.0 scale)
Official College Transcript(s)
- This program requires practicum/field experience hours.
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