Campbellsville University

MA in Special Education - Initial Certification


1 University Drive

Campbellsville, KY 42718

United States


(800) 264-6014

Program Information

Degrees Offered:

MA in Special Education - Initial Certification

Format: Online

Program Description:

Campbellsville University’s online master’s in special education will prepare you for a rewarding career as a special education teacher. You will learn necessary skills and knowledge to work with students who have specific learning disabilities or emotional and behavioral disorders and gain certification to teach in Kentucky. Additionally, you will gain insight into modern trends that are changing special education, including those involving technology. The program is taught by faculty members who have real-world experience in special education.

Through our special education certification online program, you will learn fundamentals of teaching while learning the history of education, as well as the basics to special education while reviewing a case study. In addition, you will explore how to develop lesson plans that include safe behavior interventional strategies that will help improve a student’s behavioral challenges. The program examines curriculum methods for learning and behavioral disorders, behavior and classroom management, educational technology and how to create prescriptive teaching plans.

While the program is in an Option 6 format, you can complete the traditional version of the certification. With the traditional format, you will complete an additional 12 hours of student teaching in which you will complete a videotaped lesson and receive feedback from your professor and a supervising teacher.

Campbellsville University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC). Our online special education certification program is also accredited by NCATE, the National Council for the Accreditation for Teacher Education. The fully online certificate offers the flexibility and convenience of being able to complete coursework when it best fits your schedule.


Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges

Facts & Figures

Classification: Master's College or University II

Loans Offered: Campbellsville University’s FAFSA code: 001959

Locale: Remote Town

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