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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 July 8

Apply today with no application fee.

At a glance

  • Online
  • 4 Core Courses
  • 5 Specialization courses
  • 1 Elective course
  • 1 Capstone course
  • 46 Total quarter credits (12 Max transfer)

With Capella Tuition Cap, you won’t pay more than $12,000* in tuition costs for your degree.

*Eligibility rules and exclusions apply. Connect with us for details.

What can you do with an MS in Education Special Education Teaching degree?

Your education can help you pursue 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 MS Ed in Special Education Teaching.

Job titles to explore*

  • Academic interventionist
  • Behavior interventionist
  • Early intervention specialist
  • Intervention specialist
  • Special education instructor
  • Special education supervisor
  • Special educator

Employment settings to explore*

  • Child care services 
  • Colleges, universities and professional schools
  • Community colleges
  • Educational support services
  • Elementary and secondary schools

*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. Job titles on this list may require licensure, certification, endorsement or other professional designations. Educational and professional requirements for faculty positions vary widely by employer. Understanding your target employers’ particular requirements is key in deciding on a program. This specialization does not lead to license, endorsement, or other professional credential. Teachers are advised to contact their school district to determine whether a program may qualify for salary advancement.