Master of Education With Certification in Early Childhood Special Education

Who should apply

This 33 unit degree program is appropriate for you if you are interested in working with infants and young children (0-5 years of age) with special needs. You must be a certified teacher or be eligible for certification in early childhood education, elementary education, or special education.

Career preparation

When you complete this program of study, you’ll be prepared to:

  • work with children birth to five in integrated settings
  • be employed in early childhood special education or integrated settings
  • provide early intervention services to infants and young children in non-school settings


You must also pass the Arizona Educator Proficiency Assessment (professional knowledge and Special Education focus area), and meet State requirements on Federal and State Constitutional knowledge for Arizona Teacher Certification.

Academic Catalog Listing

Visit the academic catalog for more information on the Early Childhood Special Education emphasis. 


Admission requirements