M. Ed in Special Education

Master of Arts in Special Education


Enhance your abilities in the classroom by earning a masters in special education, making a positive impact on students with exceptionalities.

A Degree Built by Teachers For Teachers.
CSU-Pueblo is-and always has been- accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

Be an expert for your students and your school in designing appropriate learning experiences.

Learn to make education more accessible to all students with your Master of Arts in Special Education degree. This online masters degree in special education program is designed for teachers already licensed or for those who do not wish to obtain a teaching license but still want to work with K‒12 children with disabilities.

Upon completion of the Master of Arts in Teaching Special Education degree program, you will be able to design appropriate learning experiences for students with exceptionalities that are informed by diverse cultural experiences and varied patterns of learning and development; create a safe, inclusive, culturally responsive environment that cultivates active and effective learning; plan cross-disciplinary learning experiences that promote individualized academic and social abilities, attitudes, values, interests, and career options

When you graduate, you will be prepared for careers in which a broad background and specialized knowledge are required like Behavior Interventionist, Gifted and Talented Specialist, and Special Education Coordinator.

The masters degree in special education is a 13 course/38-credit-hour program that includes a 4 course (11-credit-hour) core component from Colorado State University-Pueblo (theory/research) and a (9 course/ 27-credit-hour) pedagogy and elective core with Midwest Teachers Institute.

When we say affordable, we mean it.

$3550 +

9 MTI courses

$5,170 +

4 CSU-P courses

- $650

CSUP Scholarship
Minus MTI Discount



Earn your degree for about half what you’d pay at another university.

The lowest tuition and the ability to complete your masters in 15 months or less make our master’s degrees more affordable than ANY other schools. When you compare us with other programs, each of our degree programs offer a rigorous curriculum with competitive post-graduation results for around half what you'd pay at another university—or even less.

Curriculum that ensures you’ve mastered the things students need you to know.

Program consists of:

13 courses 38 credits

We design our curriculum to be timely, relevant, and practical—all to ensure your degree is proof you really know your stuff.

Every course focuses on a set of clearly defined competencies that you must prove you’ve learned—through a set group of assessments (text questions, applications, journaling, research and essay evaluation).

That means that what you learn will be directly applicable in your classroom—and in fueling your students’ success. It’s all about real-world applicability so every moment spent studying is time well spent.

A different way to learn: Degree programs designed to fit your life—and all the demands on your time, resources and budget.

We understand that you have professional responsibilities, family obligations, and personal commitments. That’s why we offer a personalized, flexible and cost-effective approach to your higher education. Our program for getting a masters in special education online is developed “By Teachers for Teachers” and personalized, career-focused and built to fit your life. Complete your coursework using self-paced distance courses along with online, anytime and anywhere your schedule allows, and move through your studies and assessments as quickly as you are able.

Each of our four master’s degrees has a total of 13 courses and 38 credits and they are broken down into three categories below.

Pedagogy- 3 courses (9 credits): Focus on literacy, differentiation of instruction and technology.

Self- paced distance courses from Midwest Teachers Institute.
Same three required for each degree.

MTI 535 -Differentiation in the Classroom

MTI 542 -21st Century Digital Fluencies for Literacy

MTI 575 -Unlocking Students Potential with Technology

Emphasis- 6 courses (18 credits): Selected by the graduate student in their specific degree concentration.
Self- paced distance courses from Midwest Teachers Institute.

Click the links below to see your emphasis courses specific to your degree track.

Special Education


Curriculum & Instruction


ESL/ELL (Linguistically Diverse Education)


PE & Health


CSU-Pueblo-Core Online Courses (11 credits): Focus on research and professional change.
Online courses that are asynchronous and eight weeks long.
They are offered in the Fall, Spring and Summer semesters.

ED 502 Teacher as Change Agent (3 credits)
ED 503 Teacher as researcher (3 credits)-prerequisite 502
ED 504 Leading change in America’s schools (3 credits) prerequisite 503
ED 593 Capstone/seminar (2 credits)-must be last course taken in entire program.

Your Master's Degree in Special Education is attainable & affordable.

Only $7,995 for your Master's.

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