Master in Teaching: Special Education

with Teacher Certification and Optional Dual Endorsements


AVAILABLE: Mixed Mode
REQUIRED CREDITS: 56-70
LOCATIONS and START DATES: Bellevue, WA: Fall | Everett, WA: Fall | Seattle, WA: Fall, Spring | Tacoma, WA: Fall, Spring


Program Details

City University of Seattle's Master in Teaching (M.I.T.) degree in Special Education offers students the opportunity to become certified preschool through grade 12 special education teachers in Washington state. The program prepares you to work with a variety of exceptional students in a number of educational environments and covers a broad range of topics, including the following:
  • individualized education programs (IEPs)
  • human development
  • integrated instruction
  • inclusion and specialist paradigms
  • math, health, fitness and the arts

Performance-Based Education at CityU

If you have experience working with special needs children, you can accelerate your learning with our performance-based master's in special education. If you qualify, you can complete your M.I.T. in as little as 5 quarters by creating an individualized course of study that demonstrates your mastery of identified learning goals. Contact a CityU of Seattle advisor to learn about performance-based learning and see if it's a good fit for you.

Where CityU Can Take You

CityU's Albright School of Education is dedicated to offering students flexible, individualized learning options. Our success over the past decades is evident in the achievement of our graduates who continue on to rewarding careers throughout the special education field. You may choose from the following emphasis areas to further individualize your master's in special education program: Learn more by visiting our main Master in Teaching program information page.

Get Started Today!

If you are ready for a life-changing role as a special education teacher, CityU is your trusted choice for teacher education in Washington state. Learn more about our online and in-class delivery models by contacting a CityU advisor today.
Special Education Core Requirements (all students) (37)
ESP 525
ESP 528
ESP 529
ESP 535
ESP 540
ESP 542
ETC 501
ETC 506
ETC 509
ETC 513
ETC 514
ETC 519
ETC 534
ETC 680
ETC 683
ETC 690
Literacy Block (all students) (9)
ESP 537
ESP 547
ETC 539
Internship and Student Teaching (all students) (10)
ESP 642
ETC 610
ETC 625
ETC 642
ETC 643
M.I.T. with Special Ed. Only (56)
Take all Core, Literacy Block and Internship / Student Teaching courses listed above.
M.I.T. with Special Ed. and Reading Only (62)
Take all Core, Literacy Block and Internship / Student Teaching courses listed above, plus the following.
ERL 557
ERL 558
M.I.T. with Special Ed. and English Language Learners Emphasis Only (70)
Take all Core, Literacy Block and Internship / Student Teaching courses listed above, plus the following.
ESL 525
ESL 526
ESL 541
ESL 551
ESL 554