MA in Special Education, Teaching and Learning

This degree program prepares teachers looking to be special education instructors that can advocate for social justice and protect the dignity of those with disabilities.

Program Overview

The Master of Arts in Special Education with an emphasis in Teaching and Learning provides you with advanced knowledge based on the Council for Exceptional Children’s Advanced Content Standards to address educational learning needs and improve teaching strategies to enhance student performance. Graduates will still be required to complete courses for the preliminary education specialist credential.

As a student, you will:

  • Use data based strategies to meet the individual needs of students with disabilities. 
  • Implement evidence-based instructional and behavioral strategies to meet the varied needs of students across the autism spectrum.
  • Apply ECSE best practice in all aspects of service coordination and delivery.
  • Design behavior intervention which targets and defines a socially significant behavior, creates data collection tools, implements behavior change procedures and evaluates progress.
  • Apply pedagogical concepts in educational settings to meet the diverse needs of students with disabilities.


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Next Session

Jan 08, 2018

Estimated Cost

Ways to Learn

Hybrid

(on-campus/online)

Online

Available Campuses

Antelope Valley Campus
39115 Trade Center Drive, Suite 203, Palmdale, CA 93551
Fairfield Campus
4820 Business Center Drive, Suite 100, Fairfield, CA 94534
Modesto Campus
5222 Pirrone Court, Salida, CA 95368
Monterey Campus
99 Pacific Street, Suite 375-B, Monterey, CA 93940
Fully Online
Working adults prefer the flexible format that allows them study any time of day.
Ontario Campus
3990 Concours Street, Suite 100, Ontario, CA 91764
Palm Desert Campus
75-105 Merle Dr, Suite 800, Bldg. B, Palm Desert, CA 92211
Riverside Campus
3550 Vine Street, Suite 200, Riverside, CA 92507
Roseville Campus
400 Sunrise Avenue, Suite 200, Roseville, CA 95661
San Diego Campus
7460 Mission Valley Road, San Diego, CA 92108
Santa Maria Campus
1300 E. Cypress Street, Building A-1, Santa Maria, CA 93454
Visalia Campus
649 South County Center Drive, Visalia, CA 93277
Victorville Campus
13911 Park Avenue, Suite 100, Victorville, CA 92392
Walnut Creek Campus
2950 Buskirk Avenue, Suite 200, Walnut Creek, CA 94597
Yuba City Campus
3301 East Onstott Road, Yuba City, CA 95991
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Brandman has taught me a lot about teaching to different levels of students.
Dawn P. | MA, Special Education,
There are definite financial advantages to getting a master’s degree. You have the ability to max out on the pay scale. Initially, this was a motivator for me, but once I got into my master’s program and saw how I could apply what I was learning in my classroom, it wasn’t about the money so much anymore.
Steve L. | MAE, Teaching, 2017

Admissions Requirements

Applicants for this program must complete the formal application process with all required documents, which include:

  • Completed application
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • GPA: Meet 1 of these 4 GPA options for admission
  • Hold a current special education teaching credential or take EDUU 511 Collaboration For Inclusive Schooling
  • Have one year of induction completed or hold a valid California Education Specialist Clear Induction Teaching Credential earned through a CTC approved Induction Program
  • Official transcripts from all regionally accredited institutions where baccalaureate and/or post-baccalaureate coursework was completed or attempted
Transcripts

Only credits from regionally accredited institutions may be accepted in transfer. Failure to report any previous academic work at another college or university may be considered a violation of academic integrity.

Letters of recommendation
  • Cannot be older than two years from the date of application
  • Must be on official letterhead
  • Must be written by individuals familiar with the candidate in an academic setting with knowledge of the candidate’s ability to successfully complete graduate courses
  • Must address the candidate’s fit for the program

Program Curriculum

  • EDUU 600 Research and Evaluation Methods

    3

    EDUU 630 Leadership and Policy in Special Education

    3

    EDUU 631 Program Development and Organization in Special Education

    3

    EDUU 632 Advanced Assessment and Program Evaluation in Special Education

    3

    EDUU 661 Collaboration in Special Education

    3

    EDUU 633 Special Education Capstone

    3

    Emphasis Area Elective Courses

    12-18

    When applying, students must select one emphasis area from the options below.

     

    Total Credits

    30-36

  • Emphasis Block Transfer (12 credits) :Brandman University awards a block of 12 semester credits for successful completion of an Education Specialist Clear Induction Credential Program. Please see an advisor for more details.

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