Why should I study special education?
We’ll equip you with the foundation to provide stability and compassion for your students. You will develop critical thinking skills and support students’ abilities with hands-on lessons that foster healthy socialization experiences. Our courses are built for flexibility so you can achieve your dream of becoming a teacher, while accommodating your already busy life. Take your classes on our Denver campus, online or mix and match as you need.
Is a master's in special education for me?
Format: On campus, online or blended
Campus: Northwest Denver
Course Rotation: 8-weeks
Time to Complete: 2.5 - 3 years
Total No. of Credits: 43*
*Estimation is based on a full course load with no credits transferred.
What will I learn in this program?
Our Jesuit education emphasizes acting social and philosophical issues while serving as an inspirational leader for others. We’re committed to helping you become a dedicated special education teacher who can communicate successfully with diverse learners in positive environments. The last semester of your master’s degree, you’ll be paired with a local school to put the theory you’ve learned into practice.
Our curriculum covers a wide base of topics within the education field, including:
- Behavior management
- Behavior intervention and analysis
- Social justice
- Critical classroom reflection
- Collaboration skills
- 10 percent preferred tuition discount for paraprofessionals or those with contracted positions in a school
- Nationally approved through the Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC)
Colorado State Licensure
As a part of the program, you must successfully take the state licensure examination to student teach in one of our partner schools. We will support and recommend you through this process. After completing your field hours in a Colorado school, you can apply for licensure in Colorado through the Colorado Department of Education with our recommendation.
A license is dependent on the major of your bachelor's degree. If the level and area of license you are seeking does not correspond to your specific major, you may need to take additional undergraduate credits as required by Colorado laws and regulations for license.
Regis University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.
What careers can I pursue with this degree?
In addition to secondary teaching, other career opportunities include:
- Career counselor
- Educational coordinator
- Curriculum developer
- Instruction specialist
- Principal or administrator (with additional education or certification)
- School counselor (with additional education or certification)