Online Master of Science in Special Education Teaching

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Make a lasting impact on children’s lives by taking the next step in your career.

The Master of Science (M.S.) program with a major in Special Education Teaching is designed to deepen your teaching ability by equipping you to develop culturally responsive teaching skills and effective research and technology tools for students with exceptionalities. This program builds on coursework from your prior Transition to Teaching (TTT) Special Education Certificate, enabling you to:

  • Bring 15 hours of graduate-level TTT courses from any other program.
  • Complete your master’s degree in approximately one year.
  • Position yourself for professional advancement in P-12 schools.

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You’ll Learn To…

  • Evaluate data to develop or sustain supportive school environments.
  • Lead and participate in collaborative activities with peers, colleagues, teachers, administrators, community organizations, and parents.
  • Demonstrate cultural knowledge and culturally responsive teaching that promotes student and school success.
  • Integrate your faith and biblical perspectives as you serve students with exceptionalities.

Career Options

  • Special education teacher
  • Special education program director
  • Special education state government consultant


15 Total
$499/ Credit Hour *

Applicable fees for resources and services will be assessed throughout the program. Tuition and fees for prerequisites and required elective courses are in addition to the charges shown on the program cost sheet. Your tuition rate will remain the same as long as you remain continuously enrolled in the same program. Cost sheets may be requested from an enrollment counselor by calling 866.498.4968 or emailing


Financial aid is available in the form of grants, loans, scholarships, veterans benefits, and employer reimbursement.


Here is the list of courses required to complete the program. Full course descriptions may be viewed by clicking on the course titles. For further information, feel free to contact us.

5 Core Courses

These courses contain the program-specific knowledge. Upon completion, you should have the tools to conquer your new career with confidence.



Click on each section to expand the different requirements for this program. If you have any questions about the admissions process, feel free to contact one of our admissions representatives at 1-866-498-4968.

  • Successful awarding of a TTT Special Education Certificate within the last ten years through coursework at the graduate level.
  • Candidates need:
    • A valid (but not necessarily current) teacher’s license or state, national, or international equivalent.
    • At least one year of P-12 teaching experience as teacher of record with supporting documentation from a school administrator.
    • Supporting documentation demonstrating access to a special education classroom.

  • Successful completion of the M.S. curriculum.
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above in all graduate work and a minimum grade of "B-" in each course.
  • Payment of all tuition and fees is required to receive a diploma.


The MS Special Education Teaching at Indiana Wesleyan University has many convenient starts throughout the year. Listed below are the next available starts. If you don’t see a start that fits your schedule, connect with our enrollment team to see more future starts.


Indiana Wesleyan University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (HLC),, 312-263-0456. Other accreditations and associations of Indiana Wesleyan University are available at

Graduate-level education programs at Indiana Wesleyan University are accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), 1140 19th Street, Suite 400, Washington, D.C. 20036, 202-223-0077.

*Effective 07-01-2023 through 06-30-2024