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Master’s Programs - Special Education

Master of Education (M.Ed.)

  • High Incidence Disabilities
  • Low Incidence Disabilities
  • Individually Designed
  • Early Intervention

Certificate of Advanced Studies (C.A.S.)

  • Individually Designed

Program Goals

Graduate programs in Special Education at the University of Maine prepare educators to support students and youth with disabilities in attaining their highest levels of achievement. Programs and experiences are designed to prepare professionals who:

  • Meet national standards of excellence in communication skills, professional knowledge and teaching competencies
  • Understand and apply evidence-based instructional strategies and behavioral interventions
  • Are effective advocates for students and families
  • Are committed to inclusion of students with disabilities in all aspects of school and society

Program Hallmarks

  • Fully accredited by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education
  • Flexible course schedules designed to meet the needs of working professionals; classes offered evenings, during the summer, and some through distance education
  • Excellent professional employment prospects throughout Maine and the nation
  • Opportunities to participate in Special Education research and policy analyses

Certification Options

  • Early Intervention (M.Ed.)
  • High Incidence Disabilities (M.Ed)
  • Low Incidence Disabilities (M.Ed.)
  • Individually designed (M.Ed. or C.A.S.)

Graduate Certificate Options

  • Graduate Certificate in Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Positive Behavior Intervention and Support: RTI for Behavior Certificate

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