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Special Education Teaching
Master of Science in Education

Pursue your calling to help children with special needs achieve their best. The MS in Education, Special Education Teaching from Capella University can help you take your next career steps in a vital and rewarding field.

In this program, you’ll focus on effective ways to implement specialized teaching, build effective curricula, and collaborate with other professionals to drive positive outcomes for diverse students of all abilities. You can develop knowledge and assessment principles for special education in diverse educational settings, and open the door to leadership roles.

Individualized evaluation planning

Understand and apply best practices for developing individualized evaluation plans.

Professionally aligned

Our curriculum was developed around national special education teaching standards.

Data-based decision-making 

Learn how to make decisions based on data, then assess and encourage students to help them succeed.

Classes start December 5

Use the code AUTUMN to waive the $50 application fee.

At a glance

  • Online
  • 6 Courses
  • 4 Specialization courses
  • Capstone
  • 46 Total quarter credits
  • 12 Maximum transfer credits

Reduce your tuition by $2,500

Enroll in a qualified program and apply for a $2.5K Capella Progress Reward, a scholarship to help fund your master’s degree. Eligibility rules and exclusions apply. Connect with us for details.

What can you do with an MS in Education degree?

Your education can help you reach your professional and personal goals. While Capella cannot guarantee that a graduate will secure any specific career outcome, such as a job title, promotion, or salary increase, we encourage you to explore potential jobs and employment settings. Here are some ideas and examples for a graduate with an MSEd in Special Education Teaching.

Job titles to explore

  • Special education teacher
  • Special education lead teacher
  • Adjunct or part-time faculty of education courses

Employment settings to explore

  • K–12 public or private school
  • K–12 virtual or charter school
  • Residential facility
  • Hospital
  • Childcare center
  • Land-based or online college or university

*These are examples intended to serve as a general guide. Some positions may prefer or even require previous experience, licensure, certifications, and/or other designations along with a degree. Because many factors determine what position an individual may attain, Capella cannot guarantee that a graduate will secure any specific job title, a promotion, salary increase, or other career outcome. We encourage you to research requirements for your job target and career goals.

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