Degree: Master of Arts in Education
Program: Special Education: Advanced Practitioner
Degree Level: Graduate
Credit Hours: 36 credit hours
Delivery Format: Online
Prerequisites: Bachelor's Degree - Teacher Certiﬁcation in Special Education
The Master of Arts in Education: Special Education – Advanced Practitioner program is designed for teachers who currently hold certiﬁcation in Special Education and would like to further their education. Courses are offered online at the graduate level.
Basic computer literacy is required to succeed as an online student. To decide if online learning is for you, click on http://www.unk.edu/acad/continuing_ed/ecampus/index.php?id=4788. To determine if you have the minimum hardware and software needed, log on to http://www.unk.edu/acad/continuing_ed/students/index.php?id=6213.
TE 800 - Educational Research
TE 803 - Philosophy of Education
TE 804 - Curriculum Development in Multicultural Education
TESE 816D - Practicum in Special Education
TESE 834 - Charactertistics and Identification of Behavior and Learning Disabilities
TESE 835 - Applications of Assistive Technology Across Environments
TESE 840 - Bilingual Special Education
TESE 863 - Research Based Instructional Strategies for Students with Disabilities
TESE 867 - Applied and Functional Behavior Analysis
Select one of the following:
TE 805P - Overview of Assistive Technology
TE 886P - Technology Tools for Teachers
Elective Courses (6 credit hours)
Chose from the list below with the advice of your advisor:
TE 846 - Diagnosis/Correction of Reading Difficulties
TE 848 - Assessment and Remediation in Elementary School Mathematics
TE 853C - Improvement of Instruction in Elementary School Language Arts
TE 882 - Teacher Development Training in Instructional Technology
TE 898 - Independent Study (Research-based course in area of endorsement) *(1-3)
TESE 875P - Curriculum Content for Secondary Students with Disabilities
TESE 876P - Transitional Issues for Individuals with Disabilities
TESE 879P - Developing Social and Personal Skills in Individuals with Disabilities
CDIS 840P - Augmentative/Alternative Communication
CSP 905 - Behavioral Problem Solving Assessment
PSY 865P - Psychopharmacology
NOTE: The courses above are all offered for 3 credit hours unless indicated with an *.
The University of Nebraska at Kearney is a mid-sized comprehensive public university. UNK is one of four institutions in the University of Nebraska system. In a typical year, UNK draws students from 47 states and 50 foreign countries with a total enrollment approaching 7,200 students.
Affordable - UNK has one of the lowest tuition rates in the country. For tuitions rates, click here.
Accredited Programs - UNK is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools and by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education.
Quality Education - UNK offers the same quality distance degree programs and courses that are offered on the campus. The majority of the instruction is taught by credentialed full-time faculty with doctoral degrees who are committed to quality teaching. Students and teaching remain the first priority with faculty at UNK.
Quality Student Support Services - Quality student support services are a hallmark of education at UNK. To help students get started with their online courses, a set of online video tutorials are available, as well as the Online Student Orientation. Other services include library services, discounted software and hardware, a writing center, 24/7 technology help desk, online bookstore, and more.
1) To visit with an adviser, contact Mary Volker at email@example.com
or call 308-865-8825.
2) Apply for admission online at http://myblue.unk.edu
3) Submit $45 application fee online or by mail to the Graduate Office at Founders Hall 2131, UNK, Kearney, NE 68849.
4) Send two official transcripts from all past institutions to the Graduate Office.
5) Once you’ve received an acceptance of admission notification, you may register for class by accessing UNK’s MyBlue registration system at http://myblue.unk.edu
6) After you have registered, click on http://www.unk.edu/acad/continuing_ed/students/index.php?id=6214
to get started with your online course.
College of Education, Room B116, UNK, Kearney, NE 68849