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Special Education (Mild/Moderate)

Graduate Degree

Why this program?

The graduate program of study for the Master of Education in Mild to Moderate Special Education combines an innovative, accessible, quality curriculum with talented, experienced, and knowledgeable faculty to provide our students with superior training to meet the contemporary needs of exceptional school age children from grades K-12 with a high degree of skill, professionalism and expertise. Social Justice is at the heart of the work we do at Prescott College, and the rich variety of ethnic identity, languages, and cultural diversity in our country require clear, multiple and accessible pathways for exceptional children to experience success. This graduate program cultivates the knowledge and skills necessary for future special education teachers, leaders, and innovative thinkers.

This graduate program challenges students to strengthen skills that foster parent-educator relationships, develop collective decision-making processes, and initiate other forms of democratic school community participation which have been historically inaccessible to many families and communities. The Mild to Moderate Special Education M.Ed. program strives to offer cutting edge excellence so that educators may support communities, honor cultural differences, and help to ensure positive learning environments for students from all walks of life.

The Master of Education in Mild to Moderate Special Education degree program is designed to:

  • experientially cultivate the knowledge, skills, and dispositions required for educators of exceptional school age children and adolescents from K-12
  • Maximize opportunities for professional development in shorter time periods
  • Students are invited and encouraged to explore education through the lenses of experiential education, social and environmental justice.
  • lead to an Institutional Recommendation for Arizona Teacher Certification in Mild to Moderate Special Education.

What can you do with this degree?

Students who successfully complete the Master of Education degree in Mild to Moderate Special Education often pursue fulfilling careers as:

  • Certified Special Educators
  • Special Supervisors and Center Directors
  • Special Education Resource Specialists
  • Charter/ Private School Special Educators
  • Professional Development Specialists
  • Special Education Curriculum Designers

What will this program look like?

Our teacher education programs are designed to create competent and preferred practitioners. A balance of foundational theory, current best practices, and relevant field experiences ensures that our teacher candidates are highly qualified and prepared for their future careers. Prescott College graduates consistently find placement in a variety of Arizona schools and engage in a robust myriad of educational programming across the globe.

Key Program Information

Delivery Method
Online

Number of Credits
39

Completed Summer 2024 Application Deadline:
Tuesday, May 8, 2024

Orientation:
Saturday, May 18, 2024

Completed Fall 2024 Application Deadline
Friday, August 9, 2024

Orientation
Saturday, August 17, 2024

Admissions & Apply

Careers & Opportunities

Career Pathways

The Master of Education in Special Education (Mild to Moderate) degree leads to so many possibilities. Here are just a few:

  • Certified Special Educators
  • Special Supervisors and Center Directors
  • Special Education Resource Specialists
  • Charter/ Private School Special Educators • Professional Development Specialists • Special Education Curriculum Designers

Career Planning

Our Career Services team works with you to map out a plan that works for your goals and your life. There are many ways to get where you’re going, and we’ve seen it all!

Are you interested in being part of our community?

One thing we all have in common is our passion – passion for helping others, passion for the environment, passion for social justice and a passion for a different kind of learning experience.