Graduate Programs

The Department of Teacher Education offers the following graduate programs:

Master’s Degrees

Educational Technology, M.A. (online)
This program, conducted entirely online, empowers 21st century educators to infuse and implement technology into K-U teaching and learning classrooms and online learning communities.

Combined Programs

Learning and Technology, M.A.Ed., and Mild/Moderate Disabilities Education Specialist Credential
Learn how to make a difference in special needs classrooms. Expert faculty instruct and guide from a distinctly Christian perspective, leading to a compassionate, caring, and ethical approach to teaching. Candidates build the knowledge, skills, and dispositions necessary to help all students learn through engaging, technology-driven experiences.
Learning and Technology, M.A.Ed., and Moderate/Severe Disabilities Education Specialist Credential
This program empowers candidates to effectively integrate technology into the special needs classroom. Coursework delves into instructional strategy, behavioral support, intervention, and assessment for students with moderate/severe disabilities, as well as core classes in educational technology and learning.
Learning and Technology, M.A.Ed., and Multiple Subject Teaching Credential
The Master of Arts in Education: Learning and Technology focuses on foundational tools for teachers to design and implement instructional experiences that integrate technology throughout the curriculum. Graduates gain essential skills and knowledge in a variety of areas, including instructional video, web tools for enhanced interactive learning, digital communications, and emerging trends in the field.
Learning and Technology, M.A.Ed., and Single Subject Teaching Credential
The learning and technology program focuses on foundational tools for teachers to design and implement instructional experiences that integrate technology throughout the curriculum. Graduates gain essential skills and knowledge in a variety of areas, including instructional video, web tools for enhanced interactive learning, digital communications, and emerging trends in the field.
Special Education, M.A.Ed., and Mild/Moderate Disabilities Education Specialist Credential
This program prepares educators to effectively teach students with special learning needs, including specific learning or language disabilities, autism spectrum disorders, emotional difficulties, and behavioral disorders. Course content enables candidates to take what they learn and immediately apply it in the teaching environment.
Special Education, M.A.Ed., and Moderate/Severe Disabilities Education Specialist Credential
Develop advanced skills to serve students with special needs. The program provides an essential foundation of special education theory, methods, and practical teaching experience. Candidates explore relevant issues, including behavior support, inclusion strategies, and modified classroom instruction.
Teaching, M.A.Ed., and Multiple Subject Teaching Credential
Blending practitioner-based courses with graduate work in research and best practices, this program prepares teachers for positions at the elementary and middle school levels (K–8). Methods coursework and practical classroom training create a lasting learning experience for educators.
Teaching, M.A.Ed., and Single Subject Teaching Credential
This program equips teachers for the middle and high school levels (7–12), and as K–12 specialists in art, music, and physical education. Candidates complete advanced coursework in research and best practices, and apply new teaching-methods knowledge directly in the classroom to enhance student learning.

Credentials

Mild/Moderate Disabilities Education Specialist Credential
This special education credential program prepares educators to skillfully and compassionately guide mild to moderately disabled students.
Mild/Moderate or Moderate/Severe Disabilities Specialist Clear Credential (online)
The Mild/Moderate or Moderate/Severe Disabilities Specialist Clear Credential offers educators with their preliminary special education credential an efficient pathway to earning the professional clear credential.
Moderate/Severe Disabilities Education Specialist Credential
This special education credential program prepares educators to skillfully and compassionately guide moderately to severely disabled students.

Authorizations

Credential Added Authorization in Special Education (online)
The Online Added Authorization in Special Education offers candidates who hold a Mild/Moderate Disabilities Credential the option of an add-on teaching authorization in autism spectrum disorders.
Note: This information is current for the 2016-17 academic year; however, all stated academic information is subject to change. Please refer to the current Academic Catalog for more information.