Meeting diverse learning needs of students.
As an educator, you recognize the potential in all students. You know the positive impact that a quality education can make, especially to those students who need a little extra care. At Marian, we share your passion for education and inspiring bright young minds. Leading to a Master of Arts in Education (M.A.E.) degree, our special education program will help you provide exceptional instruction to your students and take your career to impressive new heights.
The special education program provides a framework that will empower you to enhance the classroom experience and learning capabilities for students with disabilities. Our program will position you to be a leader that acknowledges the equal right of every learner to an appropriate and challenging education. As a student in the program, you’ll complete your courses online and apply that knowledge in field experiences and full-time clinical practice on-ground in schools. You’ll gain knowledge of and use evidence-based practices, curriculum and assessments that target strengths and needs of individual learners. The program leads you to earn your licensure in Special Education for Cross Categorical (801) or Specific Learning Disabilities (811), or a master’s degree, or both.
Designed to meet the academic and professional needs of working adults looking to advance their careers, the special education program will deliver to you the kind of powerful preparation and convenience that is hard to match. Courses are offered in a 100% online format, providing you the flexibility to earn your degree without sacrificing your current position and other responsibilities. By taking two courses every 11 weeks, you can complete the licensure only in 5 semesters and the master’s degree plus licensure in 7 semesters.
The Marian Reputation
At Marian, we’ve been educating adult learners for nearly 80 years. We know education because our faculty, students and graduates have helped shape the educational landscape. It's who we are. And it's who you are. As a student pursuing your M.A.E. degree, you’ll find the relevancy and quality that comes from a faculty comprised of leading education experts. And you'll be prepared to continue your lifelong journey of learning and spark the passion for discovery in your students.