Supervisor of Special Education, MA Ed
Master of Arts in Education Degree in Supervisor of Special Education
Why Pursue This Program
The online Education Administration Supervisor of Special Education, Master of Arts in Education (MA Ed) degree program is designed for those who wish to oversee and structure high-quality education programs for special education students.
Why choose this program:
- Enhance your leadership and administration skills for building-level and district-level special education programs.
- Gain preparation for the administration of special education programs.
- Advance your career and become a director or coordinator of special education.
The program is intended to satisfy requirements for a Nebraska Administrative and Supervisory Certificate, at either the standard or professional level, with administrative endorsements that will qualify you for employment as a special education administrator in P-12 school systems.
Career Outlook: The role of special education in the U.S. demands oversight to ensure all students with learning disabilities and behavioral challenges have access to quality education. Special education teachers engage with children and youth that have a wide variety of disabilities. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that the need for special education teachers will grow by about 8% from 2016-2026. The Bureau also projects an 11% growth rate for jobs as an instructional coordinator, which involves overseeing school curriculums and implementing effective teaching standards.
What's it like to take a program online?
Quality learning experience
The University of Nebraska has offered distance education courses for more than 100 years so you can expect a quality, rigorous experience. Online courses are often highly interactive with faculty and students communicating through e-mail, discussion forums and chat groups. You’ll have direct access to world-class faculty – researchers who are experts in their fields or practitioners with real-world experience. Also, you’ll be part of a community of learners and can benefit from the perspectives of students from across the globe.
Online learning gives you the flexibility and freedom to attend your classes wherever is convenient to you. You can save time and money by being able to continue to work and by avoiding relocation or travel costs. You will be required to complete assignments in a certain timeframe, but in most instances, you can log in and complete coursework during the time of day that works best for you. You aren’t tied to a specific class time.
Service you expect from a leading University
Online learners at the University of Nebraska have access to the same student services available to on-campus students. An academic adviser will guide you along your journey, library services are available to help you excel in your program and career services are available when you are ready to take your next step. These are just a few of the services in place to help you succeed.