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Master of Arts inSpecial Education

The Master of Arts in Education - Special Education is designed to prepare highly-effective professional, decision-making and reflective educators who are proficient in foundational knowledge; referral, evaluation, planning and programming; instructional design, teaching, and ongoing evaluation; collaboration and communication, standards of effective practice; and core special education skills including instructional strategies, social/emotional health, social competence, cultural competence, classroom management and academic competence.

Area of Study: Teacher Education

  • Credit Hours: 36
  • Course Length: 7 weeks

This program can be taken:

  • Online
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Special Education
Curriculum Overview


This program is an online cohort. In general, you will finish one 3 credit hour course every 7-8 weeks. Face to face meetings are not required; however, a weekly one hour synchronous audio/visual chat is required. You will still complete one 3 credit course every 7 weeks.

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Course Name
  • Ethical Issues for Prof Educ3
  • Tchg Stdts w/Linguistic Diff3
  • Collab in Inclusive Settings3
  • Instruct Strg: Mid/Mod Disabil3
  • Tchng Stdts/Math or Lang Dif3
  • Collaborative Consult. SPED3
  • Intrv: Stdnt w/Emot & Behv Dis3
  • Learners & Disab: Educ Assess3
  • Applied Experience in LD3
  • Applied Experience in EBD3
  • Educ Research & Applications3
  • Research & Complete Capstone3
SPED-580 - Ethical Issues for Prof Educ

A study of ethics and moral philosophy with application to the field of special education. Current educational issues will be examined in the context of the lives and careers of the PK-12 special educator.

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  1. Apply Online
  2. The $50 Application Fee (non-refundable) should be payable to Concordia University by check, money order or pay online. Please allow 2-3 business days for online payment processing.
  3. Submit official transcripts from the regionally accredited institution stating the conferral of a Bachelor’s degree with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 based on a 4.0 system.
  4. Submit a typed personal statement that answers the questions listed below. Completed statements should be labeled with your name, academic program, and your contact information and submitted via mail, email or fax.Each question should be answered in a minimum of 300 words (1 page).
    • Why are you choosing to pursue a graduate program at this time in your career, and what are you hoping to accomplish by doing so?
    • What strengths do you feel make you a strong candidate for the program?
    • Describe a past or present personal/professional experience that you believe positively influenced your potential to succeed in a graduate program.

Technology Requirements

Students enrolling at Concordia University, St. Paul must have access to a computer that meets Concordia’s technology requirements. Contact the University Help Desk at or (651) 641-8866 with any questions regarding these requirements.

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Tuition and Financial Aid Information

Concordia University, St. Paul online provides an affordable educational choice for adult learners. Concordia online offers program credits at a competitive rate.

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