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Special Education Teaching Specialization Master of Science in Education

School of Education

Overview

Make a positive impact on children with learning disabilities with Capella University's online master's in Special Education Training program. The curriculum, developed around national special education standards, is designed to help you effectively teach children with a variety of learning disabilities who live in diverse populations. You'll not only study the most current strategies, but also participate in field experiences that allow you to apply these newly acquired skills to real-life situations.

Degree Outcomes

With your Master's in Special Education Teaching from Capella, you'll understand the role and structure of special education within the educational system and learn to ethically and professionally apply policy and procedures. Additionally, you'll have the ability to plan, implement, and evaluate curriculum and instructional strategies to enhance and promote learning and collaborate effectively with all stakeholders to support individuals with exceptional needs.

Career Outcomes

Common jobs with an online Master's in Special Education Teaching include special education teacher, special education consultant, adjunct or part-time faculty, and teacher mentor or supervisor. Potential workplaces include: P–12 public school, alternative school, land-based or online college or university, hospital or clinic, nonprofit organization, and residential facility or private tutoring company.

Detailed Program Information

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Classes Start November 6th

Ready to get started? We’re ready for you. Chat with an enrollment counselor or apply now to take the first step on the journey toward your future. 

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Cost & Learning Format

Online education isn’t one size fits all. We know you’re busy—you need a learning experience tailored to your life, not the other way around. Capella has learning and tuition formats to suit you, however you learn. 

Our online-learning format that guides you along. You pay per credit; we set the deadlines. 

  • Based on the quarter system; 1–3 courses per 10-week quarter
  • 1 semester credit = 1.5 quarter credits
  • Weekly assignments and courseroom discussions
  • Pay for what you take, price varies by courseload or term
$20,888$26,324*   MAX TRANSFER CREDITS–TYPICAL TRANSFER CREDITS
$453 per credit, 58 total quarter credits, 12 max transfer credits

Get the Details

Speak with an enrollment counselor to get a personalized cost estimate for what you can expect to pay.

*This is only an estimate, using general program pricing. Your price may be higher or lower depending on your specialization, transfer credits, and tuition discounts. The prices above show what you would pay if you brought in the average number of transfer credits or the maximum allowed transfer credits.  

Ways to Save

At Capella, we believe your education is an investment in your future. It’s also an investment within your grasp. Your goals are achievable–there are more ways to save than you might think. 

Scholarships for New Students

Capella scholarships, available for qualifying students, aren’t need-based and never have to be repaid. 

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Transfer Credits

We can accept many transfer credits from regionally accredited schools. 

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Grants

Grants are federal education funds that never need to be paid back. 

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Sample Courses

Some of the courses you will take:

Course Number Course Title
ED5712 Communication, Consultation, and Collaboration for Special Education
ED5715 Foundations of Learning Disabilities
EDT5142 Adaptive Instruction and Assessment

Faculty & Support

You’re never going it alone at Capella. Our dedicated faculty and support teams are waiting to guide, help, and advise you through every step of your educational journey.

Enrollment Counselors

These folks are superstars. We hear it from our students (and grads). They’re here to help find a program fit and set you up for success.  

Coaches

From enrollment to graduation, coaches help you stay on track. They know your program, answer questions, and cheer you on.

Faculty

Our distinguished faculty holds top credentials in their fields. They’re here to teach the knowledge and skills you’ll need, now. 

Writing Support

These skilled communicators offer free tutoring services and multiple resources to sharpen your writing skills.

Ready for the Next Step?

Learning online doesn't mean going it alone. Help is here. From faculty, coaches, advisors, and more. Plus a supportive community of students who are as passionate about their careers as you are about yours.