Special Education - Mild/Moderate Disabilities Certified, Master of Education

Note:  Per Arizona Department of Education (ADE), new special education certification requirements, this program changed its title from Special Education - Cross-Categorical High Incidence Certified, Master of Education to Special Education Mild / Moderate DISABILITIES Certified, Master of Education.  As a result some of the courses have changed and credit hours have increased.  This change BECAME effective fall 2015.  For further questions please contact the Educational Specialties Department at EdSpecialties@nau.edu.

This 37-55 units program of study will prepare you to become a certified 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.

Certification

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

Mild to Moderate Disabilities includes:

  • learning disabilities
  • emotional/behavior disorders
  • mild intellectual disability
  • orthopedic
  • other health impaired
  • moderate to high functioning autism
  • Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI)

Proposed Sequences for MEd in Special Ed Mild to Moderate Disabilities Certified

In an effort to help you plan ahead for your entire program, we have created these proposed sequences according to when each ESE course is offered. Please look for the semester when you will be starting the program to find the correct sequence.

NOTE: this sequence does not include course outside of special education (ESE). Please add those courses when you are creating your plan.

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Beginning in the fall:

Semester 1. Fall:

  • ESE 649
  • Any Non ESE course
  • Any Non ESE course

Semester 2. Spring:

  • ESE 650/608
  • ESE 660
  • ESE 670

Semester 3. Summer:

  • ESE 655
  • ESE 634

Semester 4. Fall:

  • ESE 526
  • ESE 664/608

Semester 5. Spring:

  • ESE 591

Beginning in the Spring:

Semester 1. Spring:

  • ESE 660
  • ESE 670

Semester 2. Summer:

  • ESE 634

Semester 3. Fall:

  • ESE 649
  • ESE 626
  • ESE 664/608

Semester 4. Spring

  • ESE 650/608

Semester 5. Summer:

  • ESE 655

Semester 6. Fall:

  • ESE 591

Starting in the Summer

Semester 1. Summer:

  • ESE 634

Semester 2. Fall:

  • ESE 526
  • ESE 649
  • ESE 664/608

Semester 3. Spring

  • ESE 650/608
  • ESE 660
  • ESE 670

Semester 4. Summer:

  • ESE 655

Semester 5. Fall:

  • ESE 591

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 - Mild/Moderate Disabilities Certified, Master of Education

Academic Catalog Listing

See the NAU Academic Catalog for important details on this degree, including: 

  • Career opportunities for graduates with this degree
  • Admission requirements
  • Course listing
  • Campuses that offer this degree

Special Education - Mild/Moderate Disabilities Certified, Master of Education