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Become a leader in the classroom with all of the necessary skills and knowledge to create a conducive learning environment for special education students.

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Program Details

Next Start Date: January 7th
Course Length: 8 Weeks
Estimated Length: 2 Years
Credit Hours: 30
Cost Per Credit: $399
Accreditation: CAEP

M.A. in Special Education – Teacher Leader Overview

With Campbellsville University’s online master’s in special education teacher leader degree, you will get the opportunity to expand your credentials and acquire the required knowledge to meet the unique challenges presented in special education. You will be able to create a strong learning environment for students who have emotional, behavioral and learning disorders. The program is taught by education faculty in collaboration with area school district personnel and aligns with the necessities of P-12 schools.

Through the online master’s in special education, you will develop a teacher leader professional growth plan that is based on a self-assessment of your teacher leadership skills and input from school principals. You will also establish effective management and research skills for education.

The degree provides experiences in test administration and interpretation as it is applied to diverse learners and making eligibility, program and placement decisions for those students. You will also explore the effective strategies for improving the classroom behavior of students, as well as the fundamentals, assessment processes and strategies used to ensure that all students succeed in their studies. In addition, you’ll explore practical methods for developing and evaluating instruction in mathematics and reading.

A hands-on action research practicum is also required within the coursework. Through the practicum, you will identify a learning issue within a group of students, research mediation methods, implement the intervention and collect and analyze the resulting data. You will then present your findings to your colleagues or to someone within the district.

Our online master’s in special education teacher leader program is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) and the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP). The fully online degree offers the flexibility and convenience of being able to complete coursework when it best fits your schedule. In addition, the program’s faculty have real-world experience in the field of special education.

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Course Map

The online master’s in special education teacher leader program includes 30 credit hours and takes approximately two years to complete.


Admissions Requirements

In order to apply to Campbellsville University’s accredited special education certificate online, prospective students must submit or complete the following:

  1. Complete the online application
  2. Official college transcripts containing a complete record of all courses attempted at any past or current colleges or universities
  3. Three professional reference letters
  4. GRE or Praxis CORE/CASE scores (MASE only)
  5. Criminal background check
  6. Risk assessment or tuberculosis skin test
  7. One-page personal essay on goals for pursuing graduate studies
  8. Copy of valid teaching certificate (TLMASE only)

Costs & Financial Aid

The online master’s in special education costs $399 per credit hour. In order to help students afford their education, Campbellsville University’s staff is available to work with students to discover available financial aid options.


Careers in Special Education

Upon graduation of our online master’s in special education teacher leader program, you can pursue a career as a special education teacher. The Bureau of Labor Statistics states that special education teachers earn a median salary of $58,980 per year as of May 2017, and employment for the position is expecting to increase by 8 percent through 2026.


Why CU Online?

Focused on Your Growth

Our well-rounded education in the arts and sciences is central to our goal of fostering your personal and professional growth.

Faith-Based Education

Founded in 1906 as a Christian university, we welcome diverse perspectives and prepare students to become Christian servant leaders.

Affordable and Convenient

Campbellsville seeks to provide an affordable education for its students. Our online degree programs are in a convenient format so you can study whenever and wherever you want.

Accreditation

Campbellsville University is traditionally fully accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).

Benefits of Learning Online

Campbellsville University offers several dynamic online degrees so that students can continue their education and hone their skills. Campbellsville’s online campus has been recognized as one of the best by numerous outlets. The institution’s faculty members have real-world experience in their fields, so students can get a glimpse of working in their prospective career. Students can also conveniently fit online coursework into their busy schedules.


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