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Master's in Special Education Teaching

If you want to deepen your teaching ability, while learning the skills of an effective special education teacher, discover this M.S. in Special Education Teaching program at Indiana Wesleyan University. With this comprehensive special education master’s program, you can develop culturally responsive teaching skills, and learn new technology and research skills. 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, and complete your master’s degree in approximately one year. Discover how IWU helps students achieve their professional goals in a flexible, faith-based learning environment.

Why Pursue My MS in Special Education Teaching at IWU?

There are several benefits to earning your special education master’s degree online at IWU. This accredited degree program is taught by faculty with teaching experience in special education. We also provide student services, from tech support to tutoring, to help you succeed in this master’s in special ed teaching program. Our approach to online learning allows current teachers to continue their careers while preparing for future opportunities. Our Christian faculty teach from the same biblical worldview valued on our campus, so that students can implement these principles in a fulfilling special education career.

What Will I Learn in This Master’s in Special Education Teaching Program?

This MS in Special Education Teaching program includes advanced skill development in assessment, curriculum design, and teaching methods to improve outcomes for students with disabilities. Online course materials are delivered through virtual reality, video discussion, concept maps, demo videos, and other tech-driven applications. Featured courses include The Faithful Teacher, The Craft of Teaching, and Classroom Action Research Tools.

What Makes IWU Different?

Education Pioneer

IWU has provided on-campus education for more than 100 years.

Rooted in Christ

Faith-integrated curriculum and a commitment to changing the world.

Superior Support

Center for Student Success for counseling, tutoring, and more!

Tuition & Aid

15 Credit Hours


$499/ Credit Hour

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

Financial AidTuition Info

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
What You Will Study in This MS in Special Education Teaching Program

The curriculum for this teaching special education master’s program covers how to:

  • Evaluate data to develop or sustain supportive school environments
  • Lead and collaborate with peers, colleagues, teachers, administrators, community organizations, and parents
  • Demonstrate cultural knowledge and culturally responsive teaching that promotes student and school success

After Graduation
Potential Careers

  • Special Education Teacher
  • Special Education Program Director
  • Special Education State Government Consultant

Work in Various Industries

  • Industry

Program Requirements
  • 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.
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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.

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