Master of Arts in Special Education (M.A.S.E.)
The Master of Arts in Special Education (M.A.S.E.) is a rigorous preparation program consisting of 12 blended, online classes offered in 10-week sessions. Candidates take two classes per 10-week session. It is an alternative certification program that is designed for initial certification (P-12, Learning Behavior Disorders, LBD) or for an extension of the teaching certificate. The program can be completed in approximately 18 months.
This program provides students with opportunities to participate in field experiences, engage in professional collaboration through online course sessions and to meet one another face-to-face through video-teleconferencing seminars. Emphasis is placed on in-depth strategies for educating Learning Behavior Disorder students. The program begins with an introduction to areas of exceptionalities and case law.