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MA Special Education – Mild-Moderate Disabilities

The Special Education – Mild-Moderate Disabilities degree offered by the University of Arizona is a 36-unit MA degree that is designed to prepare graduates to teach students with mild to moderate disabilities.

Quick Facts

 
Full-time Duration: 1 year
Starting in: August, January
Tuition Fee: $10,063 per semester
Location: Tucson, United States

In addition to the traditional two-year Special Education – Mild-Moderate Disabilities degree offered by the University of Arizona plan or part-time study, we now provide options for qualified applicants to complete the Mild-Moderate MA and earn teacher certification in one year. These options provide a faster path to graduation and can significantly reduce the cost of obtaining your MA and special education teacher certification.

UA Undergraduate + One Option

If you are a current UA College of Education undergraduate, you can earn your Mild-Moderate MA and teacher certification in one year. Students in this option apply to take online Graduate coursework during the Fall and Spring semesters of their Senior year. Program requirements can then be completed through Graduate Summer online coursework and full-time Fall and Spring coursework. The program includes half-day supervised teaching experiences during the Fall and Spring semesters.

If you have a Bachelor’s degree from the UA or another accredited university, you can complete the Mild-Moderate MA and earn your special education teacher certification in one year. Students who pursue this option will complete a challenging Summer of online coursework (5 Summer courses). Program requirements are then completed during full-time online and on-campus Fall and Spring coursework. The program includes half-day supervised teaching experiences during the Fall and Spring semesters.

Courses include:

  • Behavior Principles and Disability
  • Special Education Law and Policy
  • Cultural and Linguistic Diversity in Special Education
  • Research Methods in Education
  • Academic Assessment: Mild-Moderate Disabilities
  • Basic Academic Skills for Mild-Moderate Disabilities

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