Special Education


Graduate Cross-Categorical Special Education Programs

Do you have a passion for teaching students? This program prepares educators who recognize the potential in all students, especially those with mild/moderate disabilities.

Program Highlights

100% Online

Flexible to your schedule

Completed in just 19-21 credits

Equips teachers with strategies to enhance learning for all students

Choose one of three pathways to suit your career

Maranatha offers a concentration in Special Education for its Masters of Education candidates.

Wisconsin #801 Cross-Categorical Special Education License

For Wisconsin-licensed teachers who are seeking to add-on an additional license; this offers a quick 19-21 credit program.

Choose this route if you already have a Bachelors Degree and are looking for professional development in the area of Special Education.

Program Outcomes

  • Use knowledge of learner development and individual learning differences to select, develop and adapt instructional strategies to advance learning of individuals with exceptionalities. 
  • Create safe, inclusive learning environments
  • Collaborate and communicate effectively with general educators, parents and other colleagues.
  • Use knowledge of field and ethical principles to inform, practice, and engage in lifelong learning. 

Featured Courses

  • EDSP 510 Inclusive Classroom Strategies for Exceptional Students

  • EDUC 525 Classroom Management & Positive Behavior Practices

  • EDSP 530 Reading Diagnosis & Assessment

  • EDSP 540 Educational Diagnosis & Assessment

  • EDSP 550 Collaboration, Communication & Transition

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