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.

Cost Per Credit$614
  • Special Education Teacher
  • Secondary School Teacher
  • Elementary School Teacher
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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.

Academic Community Partnership

Concordia University Wisconsin’s School of Education has a reputation for helping public, private, charter, and other school systems meet the needs of their students in the most comprehensive way possible. This is not only an exclusive partnership; we simply believe in providing opportunities to increase teacher capacity, improve leadership development, and impact student success.

Benefits of the Academic Community Partnership include:

  • Partner with a local university that has an excellent academic and ethical reputation
  • We come to you – meet with our team to customize a program or professional development that fits each districts’ unique needs
  • Meet educational objectives and enhance faculty expertise with highly respected, fully accredited programs in a wide range of graduate degrees, licensure programs, and technology options
  • Face-to-face cohorts or diverse online programs to meet your busy schedule. We provide expert instructors and consultants and draw on research-based practices through our rigorous accredited programs
  • Professional development connected to university credit
  • Receive $450 per eligible graduate course or $150 per eligible adult accelerated 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 center locations which offer accelerated undergraduate and graduate programs close to where you live and work. The Master of Science in Education - Teaching and Learning - Special Education Initial Licensure program is available at the following:

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