The Master of Arts (MA) in Special Education is a professional degree that emphasizes research and leadership skills in an individually designed program within an area of emphasis in the field of special education. The degree prepares professionals for employment in schools and other public and private agencies serving people with disabilities of all ages. Emphasis areas within the department provide students with an opportunity to learn from, and participate in, on-going research, demonstration, training, and clinical projects conducted by faculty.
Students pursuing the MA in Special Education may choose one of the following emphasis areas:
- Early Childhood Special Education
- Mild to Moderate Disabilities
- Moderate to Severe Disabilities
- Orientation and Mobility
- Visual Impairment