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

Arkansas State University



With the online Master of Education in Special Education - Instructional Specialist PK-4 degree program from Arkansas State University in Jonesboro, educators are offered a flexible option for partaking in 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.

As a student in this online degree in special education - instructional specialist, individuals will work to develop their expertise in teaching those students in exhibiting developmental, learning and behavioral disabilities.

This online special education degree program guides its students through their development by offering them the option of consulting with general education teachers who have students with disabilities in their classrooms.

The online special education courses in this program cover a number of topics, such as:

  • 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.

All application 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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