Special Education Program

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Advocate for every student.


Special Education Program

Creating access and opportunites for all students.

Teaching is a chance to change the world one moment at a time, special education is no different. At UT Permian Basin we offer one of the most affordable Master of Arts in Special Education, and bonus:

it's all online!

Our Special Education Program will help you explore how to overcome the unique challenges teachers face today. Make a long-life impact on your students and their families.

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Why Special Education at UTPB?

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Special education teachers are always in demand

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Three different specializations

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100% online, work at your own pace

Why should you study Special Education?

As a special education teacher you will have the opportunity to not only impact a student but also leave a life-long impact on their family.

Courses in the Master of Arts in Special Education are offered at an accelerated rate. Each course is eight weeks long versus 16 weeks in a traditional semester. 

What are my job prospects?

The Special Education Program offers a master's degree with specialization in one of the three areas: Autism and Developmental Disabilities, Educational Diagnostician and General Specialist Education. The route you choose determines your job prospects.

  • Special education teacher
  • Early interventionist specialist
  • Special education advocate
  • Educational diagnostician
  • Curriculum specialist
  • Supervisory positions
  • Manager/Director of special education programs

What industry-specific skills will I learn?

Our Special Education Program will prepare candidates to serve students with developmental learning disabilities. This affordable 36-credit hour online program can be completed in as little as one year and will equip you with the specialized skills and knowledge you need to:

  • provide accessibility to diverse groups of students
  • intergrate technology and create an equal opportunity for students to succeed 
  • provide students with as many ways to learn as possible
Nationally Accredited The Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)
Small Class Sizes Individual attention, increased participation, and better communication

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