Special Education: Special Education

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Degree: Master of Arts in Education
Program: Special Education: Special Education
This option leads to certification in either K-6 or 7-12 special education. Check with advisor for exact program.
Degree Level: Graduate
Credit Hours: 36 credit hours
Delivery Format: Online
Prerequisites: Bachelor’s Degree, Teacher Certification, and 6 hours of courses (see below)


The Master of Arts in Education: Special Education – Special Education degree is designed for teachers who currently hold a teaching certificate in any discipline and would like to obtain certification in special education in the state of Nebraska. Students pursuing certification in other states must check with their State Department of Education for certification requirements. Courses are offered online at the graduate level. 


Required and Elective Courses

To view the required and elective courses, click here.

Program Overview 

To view the program overview, click here.


How do I get started?


1. Learn more about the program on the Department of Teacher Education website, or request information.

2. Prepare to apply by viewing the program's application process, or apply now.

3. Contact the coordinator with any questions about the program:

Sarah Bartling
Online Program Coordinator
Department of Teacher Education
University of Nebraska at Kearney
Phone: 308-865-8513
Email: teacheredonline@unk.edu

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