Master of Arts in Education / Special Education
Marian University

Program Details

Marian University offers a Master of Arts in Education with a concentration in Special Education.  The Special Education concentration is designed to alleviate the need of qualified teachers able to teach individuals with learning disabilities.  The specialized curriculum can give student teachers the aspirations to become special needs teachers by: differing in the amount of individual planning and systematic monitoring of teaching procedures, adapting equipment and materials, and ensuring accessible settings and 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.  

Coursework topics of study include:

  • Advanced Educational Psychology
  • Diagnosis and Assessment of Student with Disabilities
  • Reading Instruction for Students with Disabilities
  • Curriculum and Instruction for Students with Disabilities
  • Collaboration and Consultation in Special Education Programs
  • Special Education Law: Families and Students
  • Classroom Management Applications
  • Learning with Technology: Effective Strategies for Students with Disabilities


  • Bachelor’s degree in education or related area from a regionally or nationally accredited program
  • Teaching license or evidence of eligibility to hold such a license
  • Minimum undergraduate cumulative GPA of at least 3.00 (on a 4.00 scale) or a minimum GPA of 3.30 in the last 60 credits of their undergraduate program

Special Accreditation

Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)

School Accreditation Statement

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission