Azusa Pacific University recognizes the need to provide quality academic programs for graduate students with divergent professional goals and differing educational needs. The Online Master of Arts in Education: Special Education (non-credential) is designed for individuals eager to pursue a master's degree with emphases in classroom interventions, bilingual special education strategies, emotional disturbance (behavior analysis), autism spectrum disorders, or resource specialist. This program does not lead to a California teaching credential.
The program suits the working professional seeking job opportunities in the areas of disabilities advocacy, private school administration, community college instruction, or as a prerequisite for admission to a doctoral program in special education.
Furthermore, attorneys who wish to specialize in special education law or desire to become a due process hearing officer may enroll in this program. Federal, state, and local government SELPAs employ professionals with this degree to monitor and enforce special education procedures and programs.
- Flexible program schedules allow students to take classes online while earning their degree.
- Expert faculty offer quality instruction grounded in a Christian worldview, creating a relevant program that enables students to make a difference in their classrooms.
- Small class sizes create a rich learning community as students progress through the program with a cohort of peers.
- Study at a top-ranked, accredited university known for quality in academics and successful graduates.