At a Glance

  • Units: 30
  • Cost Per Unit: $621
  • Typical Program Duration: 18 months

Master of Arts in Teaching

Special Education

The Special Education concentration assists regular classroom teachers who serve special needs students, teachers who may be considering our Special Education Credential, and administrators and curriculum specialists who desire to strengthen their special education expertise.  This program can be taken fully online or as a combination of campus and online classes. Successful completion of the first four courses provides the graduate student an institution-sponsored Special Education Certificate.  With a fifth course, SEED580: Introduction to Autism Spectrum Disorders (3 units), students can fulfill a 15-unit concentration in Special Education.

The Master of Arts in Teaching with a Concentration in Special Education is a 30-unit program that can be completed in 18 months.  View program sheet (PDF).

The program has three main elements:

  • Core coursework (14 units)
  • A concentration of Special Education coursework (15 units)
  • A capstone experience (1 unit)

Core Coursework
SEED 501: Philosophy & Values in School & Society (3)
SEED 524: Research in Culture & Intercultural Instruction (3)
SEED 553: Writing Literature Reviews (2)
SEED 570: Introduction to Spiritual Formation for the Educator (3)
TTBE 732: Life of Christ or Approved Elective or Other approved TTBE course (3)

Special Education Coursework
SEED 561: Issues in Special Education (3)
SEED 562: Assessment and Evaluation of Exceptional Learners (3)
SEED 563: Teaching Students with Mild Disabilities in Inclusive Settings (3)
SEED 564: Behavior and Classroom Management for Students with Special Needs (3)
SEED 580: Introduction to Autism Spectrum Disorders (3)
Courses above online only.

SEED 594: Action Research (1)

To see this program’s admissions requirements, click here.

Biola University
13800 Biola Ave. La Mirada, CA 90639