The objective of the Master of Education in Mild/Moderate Disabilities K-12 is to prepare students to effectively and compassionately work with children and youth in elementary and high school through a comprehensive array of special education courses. These courses are highly recommended for teachers working with students with disabilities such as learning disabilities, developmentally delayed, visual impairments, hearing impairments, autism, mild intellectual disability, traumatic brain injury, and other health impairments. Courses are pertinent to both special education teachers and general education teachers that work with students with special needs. Prospective graduates have the opportunity, through this degree, to master specialized teaching techniques and become more marketable in future educational endeavors.
The program is 30 hours and may be completed in as little as 12 months. This program begins each trimester.
Classes are delivered in a fully online format that is perfect for the working student who wants to take their education to the next level. Classes are designed to be flexible and require no synchronous meetings. Students will have the opportunity to build a portfolio of materials to use in day-to-day instruction. William Carey uses Canvas as the learning management system for online coursework.
Applicant Prerequisites & Requirements
Prospective graduate students must:
Complete an online application & pay application fee
Submit all official transcripts electronically to Graduate Admissions
Have a GPA of 2.5 for the last 64 hours of undergraduate work or a cumulative GPA of 2.5
Hold a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university
Hold or qualify to hold a Class A teacher’s license and provide a copy
Provide two recommendations from past or current supervisors