Master of Arts in Special Education
Special education programs need qualified teachers.
Answer the call. Earn a Master of Arts in Special Education completely online with The University of Texas of the Permian Basin (UTPB)—part of the prestigious UT System. With our flexible online special education degree, you can balance the demands of going to school with work and family.
Our online Master of Arts degree offers smart advantages!
- Every course is 100% online
- Tuition is affordable—just $8,964 | $249 per credit hour
- Courses are only seven weeks
- You can earn your MA in 24 months
- Accredited by NCATE, CEC, SACS
- Six start dates
Develop the professional skills you need—right now.
The Master of Arts in Special Education degree is designed to help candidates learn how to enrich the lives of students with developmental and learning disabilities. You'll examine the importance of cultural diversity, theories of behavior, human ontological development, classroom best practices, research design and current trends in special education programs and service. You don't need a teaching certificate to apply, and the GRE is waived for candidates with a minimum 3.0 undergraduate GPA.
Learn from respected educators.
UTPB's online special education degree program is just as rigorous as our on-campus program. Every online course is taught by the same respected UTPB faculty members who teach on campus. And unlike other online special education programs, UTPB's online MA in Special Education is accredited by the State Board for Educator Certification, the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education and the Council for Exceptional Children. You'll find our faculty and staff are supportive and responsive to your needs. In fact, our online graduate programs earn high marks from U.S. News & World Report—#6 Student Services and Technology and #24 Student Engagement and Accreditation.
Enjoy new career opportunities.
With a master's degree in special education, not only will you be fully prepared to serve as a special education teacher at the elementary, middle and high school levels, you will also be qualified for supervisory positions—including curriculum specialist and manager or director of special education programs. Plus, you'll feel more confident knowing that you've prepared yourself to succeed in a very competitive job market. Research shows that individuals with a master's degree earn more and have a lower risk for unemployment than their less-educated peers.