Master of Education in Special Education With Certification in Cross-Categorical High Incidence

This 31-49 credit hour program of study will prepare you to assume a role as a special education teacher.

Who should apply

This degree program is appropriate for you if you are entering the teaching force for the first time (second career, late career professional) or if you have teaching certification in another area (elementary education, secondary education) and want to become certified in special education as a second area of teaching expertise.


If you complete the MEd in Special Education with Certification, you will be eligible to receive an institutional recommendation from Northern Arizona University.

Cross-Categorical includes:

  • learning disabilities
  • emotional/behavior disorders
  • mild intellectual disability
  • orthopedic
  • other health impaired
  • high functioning autism

Academic Catalog Listing

Visit the academic catalog for more information on the Cross-Categorical High Incidence emphasis.


Admission requirements