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Master of Education in Special Education - Instructional Specialist 4-12

Arkansas State University



Arkansas State University has cerated their online Master of Education in Special Education - Instructional Specialist 4-12 degree program for those education who are looking for an advanced performance-based program of study based on the recommendations of professional organizations and accrediting associations such as the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) and NCATE.

Throughout the course of this online special education degree program, individuals will learn and develop the knowledge and skills that are needed for teaching students that exhibit developmental, learning and behavioral disabilities, and in consulting with general education teachers who have students with disabilities in their classrooms.

Topics addressed by the online special education courses in this program, includes:

  • Exceptional Child in the Regular Classroom
  • ehavior Intervention and Consultation
  • Reading Instruction for Mild Disabilities
  • Philosophies of Education
  • Advanced Educational Psychology
  • Introduction to Statistics and Research
  • Assessment of Young Children with Exceptionalities
  • Methods for Working with Preschool Children with Exceptionalities
  • Educational Procedures for Individuals with Mild Disabilities
  • Educational Procedures for Individuals with Severe Disabilities
  • Collaboration for Special Education Service Delivery
  • Special Education Law

Students in this program must have a written commitment from a practicing educator who will function as your mentor during the program. The written commitment must be in the form of a letter on school/district letterhead, signed by the mentor. Find out about mentor qualifications and responsibilities. Speak to a representative in order to learn more about mentor qualifications and responsibilities.

All applicants must have a bachelor's from an accredited institution with at least 2.75 GPA on a 4.00 scale or a 3.00 GPA on the last 60 undergrad course hours; Must be a certified teacher with two years experience. A representative will speak with you regarding additional requirements.

Accreditation Information

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

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