Special Education (non-certified), Master of Education

Who should apply?

This degree program is appropriate for you if you already have a teaching certificate and are looking for a way to increase your knowledge and skills of special education or if you do not plan to work in a P-12 classroom.


This program does not lead to certification. Through this program, you may earn a graduate certificate, along with your masters, through one of the following specialization areas:

Special Education (non-certified) degree include the following emphases:

  • Cross Categorical High Incidence
  • Early Childhood Special Education
  • Assistive Technology
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders*
  • Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Special Education*
  • Positive Behavior Support (school based option)*
  • Disability Policy and Practice*

*Denotes an emphasis that leads to an NAU graduate certificate. A separate application is needed.

Programs of Study

Below is a downloadable Program of Study.  This includes complete set of courses and other work that must be successfully completed before qualifying for a degree, diploma, or certificate.

The program of studies is the agreed-upon plan between you and your faculty advisor on completing program requirements.

It is used as a verification document when you apply for graduation.

Your program of study will depend on the date you started.

Special Education (non-certified), Master of Education