The USC Rossier School of Education offers an online Master of Arts in Teaching with a specialization in special education. Candidates have the opportunity to earn their Education Specialist Credential in Mild/Moderate Disabilities or gifted education with a Certificate in Gifted Education. Request Information.
Capella University offers online special education programs at both the master’s and PhD level. These programs are designed to augment your ability to teach and advocate for the growing number of students who need special education services. Request information to learn more about Capella’s special education degree options.
Purdue University's online MSEd in Special Education includes the option to add a focus in intense intervention for students with severe autism and intellectual/physical disabilities. Request information to learn more.
The online MSEd in Special Education from Saint Joseph's University prepares teachers to identify learning disabilities in K-12 students and implement effective strategies for teaching. Request information to learn more.
SpecialEducationGuide.com is the go-to online resource for parents and educators who want to master the terminology, procedures and best practices in special education. Our expert writers cover everything from early intervention to ISFPs; IEPs and RTI, inclusion, classroom and behavior management; disability profiles for each category under IDEA and a Special Education Dictionary to master “SPED” jargon.
Zachary Fenell is a freelance writer who specializes in disability topics. Born with a mild case of cerebral palsy, Fenell grew up learning in inclusive classroom environments; he uses his personal experience and writing abilities to help inform and educate others about disabilities.
Jacky Gilchrist is a health and medical writer who contributed to the New York State Department of Children and Families’ collection of resources for parents and caregivers. She is particularly interested in writing about topics that assist parents of children with special needs.
Beth Katz has a Master’s in Special Education from San Diego State University and has taught children with special needs in the California public school system. She is an education consultant and writer, and an outspoken advocate for education equality.
Sally Kirkpatrick has over two decades of experience teaching children with special needs in a general education classroom. She created curriculum for her school district, specialized in response to intervention (RTI), and served as the Special Education Coordinator at her school.
Serena Makofsky is an education writer with twenty years of experience educating children in urban classrooms. She is a bilingual teacher who has written curriculum, textbooks, reference books, and other education publications.
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