Master of Science in Education – Teaching and Learning – Special Education Initial Licensure

This program prepares students to earn initial licensure for Cross-Categorical Special Education through the State of Wisconsin.


Department of Graduate Education

Helping every student succeed

Prepare yourself to embark on a rewarding career in special education. Special education is an evolving and dynamic field. Concordia prepares you to provide the specially designed instruction that children with a wide range of disabilities need to thrive as students. This program will allows you to earn both WI DPI license #1801 and a masters degree.

Program Overview

New teaching methods, theories, and ideas are constantly changing special education. This program will help you navigate these challenges and give you the critical thinking skills to stay relevant throughout your career.  You will learn how equipment, technology and teaching methods can applied to each student’s unique needs and situations. This program also stresses the role of compassion and dignity play in the classroom and spurs students to emerge as servant leaders in the field of special education.

Educator discounts

  • Students at one of our many Preferred Educational Partnership Schools can join a cohort at Concordia in the area of education and get 24% off of their tuition.
  • Educators currently working in a Christian K-12 school may receive a 25-percent tuition discount on any graduate-level education program or course.
What to Expect

What should you expect from the degree program? What will you encounter during your studies? You will gain competency in educator effectiveness, response to intervention, common core and literacy standards, differentiated and responsive teaching, and co-teaching and inclusive instruction. You will also emerge a more confident leader in your field, inspired to guide your students to their highest capabilities.

Licensure / Certifications
WI DPI – Cross Categorical Special Education #1801

In addition to our main and online campuses, Concordia has nine center locations which offer accelerated undergraduate and graduate programs close to where you live and work.

  • Mequon
  • Online

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