M.S. in Adolescence/Special Education
Dual certification as a teacher is just 21 months away when you choose to enroll full-time in the master’s degree program in adolescence education/special education at Fisher.
The program is inclusive in two regards. First, the curriculum is designed to provide you with dual initial certification in special education and one of the following fields for grades 7-12:
- Social Studies
Second, the master's level program is available to graduates from any bachelor's level major. No matter what undergraduate degree you hold, you are encouraged to apply to the master's in adolescence education/special education program.
Upon successful completion of this program, you will earn a Master of Science in Special Education degree and be qualified for initial certification in an adolescence education content area, as well as certification to teach students with disabilities in grades 7-12 as a generalist.
The curriculum is divided into five semesters worth of full-time study. You will take classes focusing on the nature of inclusive education and teaching courses specific to your chosen content area. Included in the 42-credit-hour program are 150 hours of field experience and 14 weeks of student teaching.
Classes meet one evening per week and every other Friday evening/Saturday. Convenient scheduling enables you to work in full-time positions while enrolled in the program.
The curriculum for this program is certified by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education.