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.
Looking for more information about a specific disability or a support organization? Want to do some in-depth research into a topic? Curious about assistive technology apps?
This section covers the bases. In Support and Resources for Parents and Teachers you’ll find a lengthy list of organizations and websites that can help you locate additional resources and support for you and your child or student, learn how to advocate and expand your knowledge base. The organizations are categorized by type for easy navigation; categories include:
- Support Organizations for Families
- Assistive Technology
- Learning Disabilities
- Emotional and Behavioral Disabilities
- Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
- Austim Spectrum Disorders/Pervasive Developmental Disorders
- Communication Disorders
- Visual Impairment
- Brain/Spinal Cord Injuries
- Teacher Resources
- Legal/Advocacy Information and Resources
Our article 7 Apps to Use as Assistive Technology will introduce you to how you can use smartphone and iPad apps to support your child’s or student’s learning.
We know you don’t have a lot of extra time on your hands to scour the Internet looking for more information from scholars, researchers and other professionals in the field of special education. So, we put together a list of free online scholarly research articles in Scholarly and Evidence-Based Research Articles. It’s specifically geared toward teachers looking to deepen their understanding of a topic, but parents may also find these articles useful.