Special Education- The Master Teacher MA 1800 x 540 Special Education- The Master Teacher MA 1800 x 540 Special-Education--The-Master-Teacher-MA-420x560

Special Education: The Master Teacher


Program Overview

You've already proven your commitment to students with disabilities. Our master's degree in Special Education will prepare you as a Master Teacher with the knowledge, expertise, and leadership skills to effectively champion the rights of individuals with disabilities in all aspects of life.

Program Snapshot

Program Type: Full-Time
Location: On-Campus, Online
Program Length: 2 years
Credit Hours: 30 - 33

Why This Program & What You'll Learn

Our program will expand your skills and knowledge to new areas of special education as you prepare for a broad range of teaching and administrative roles. You'll focus on current issues in special education, curriculum development, evaluation, and research to address the unique needs and challenges of the field.

We also offer courses toward an additional endorsement in the areas of cognitive impairment, specific learning disability, or autism spectrum disorders.

Program Highlights

As a student in this program, you'll join the ranks of thousands of CMU-educated teachers.

  • Every year, CMU confers master's degrees in teaching on more than 700 students–more than anyplace else in the state.
  • Synthesize your experience with a capstone project before graduation.
  • CMU's Educator Preparation Programs are accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).
  • This program is available only to individuals who hold PreK-12 general or special education certification.
  • This program may be available to individuals with undergraduate degrees interested in working specifically with students with cognitive impairment.

Careers & Outcomes

CMU-trained educators teach in schools across Michigan. We've been a leader in teacher education since 1892.

Career Projected Salary
Special Education Teacher $42,008
Elementary School Teacher $44,779
Middle/High School Teacher $45,759
(alt text goes here)