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Online Schools Offering Special Education Degrees

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Special education teachers provide inclusive education to students with special learning needs. Choose one of the 33 special education bachelor's, master's, or doctorate programs listed below to get started in this career. Guide to Online Schools features 14 colleges and universities with special education programs. Online student reviewers give an average recommendation rate of 57 percent among these programs, and a 57 percent career helpfulness rating. Average tuition is $16,682 a year.

Certificate Associate Bachelor's Master's Doctorate
Annual Tuition Certificate $16,233 Associate $15,700 Bachelor's $16,170 Master's $14,758 Doctorate $12,138
Annual Earnings (mid-career) -- -- Bachelor's $43,721 Master's $59,493 Doctorate $78,895

The special education bachelor's degree can prepare you for licensure as a public school teacher. These four-year programs include courses in the physical and psychological aspects of disability and modifying curriculum for different learning needs. Students also teach practice courses in actual school settings. A master's degree in special education can be used to enter this profession from another field or to deepen your understanding of a particular type of disability, such as autism, mild disabilities, or severe disabilities. A PhD in special education can prepare current teachers for education research and teaching roles at the college level.

We found 14 online schools that match your criteria.
Accredited Online Colleges Offering Special Education Degrees
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University of Phoenix Annual Tuition $9,830 - $12,760 Recommend Rate 57% (810 reviews)
 
149 Programs, 1 in Special Education (view all)
  • Master's in Education/Special Education
Ashford University Annual Tuition $10,938 Recommend Rate 66% (442 reviews)
 
136 Programs, 1 in Special Education (view all)
  • MA/Special Education (non-licensure)
Capella University Annual Tuition $11,952 Recommend Rate 55% (92 reviews)
 
151 Programs, 1 in Special Education (view all)
  • PhD - Special Education Leadership
Walden University Annual Tuition $11,010 Recommend Rate 56% (144 reviews)
 
378 Programs, 4 in Special Education (view all)
  • Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) - Special Education
  • Education Specialist in Special Education - General
  • Ph.D. in Education - KAM-based - Special Education
  • Ph.D. in Education - Mixed-Model - Special Education
Liberty University Online Annual Tuition $19,968 Recommend Rate 64% (113 reviews)
 
193 Programs, 4 in Special Education (view all)
  • BS: Special Education Interdisciplinary Studies
  • CERT: Autism Education
  • M.Ed: Teaching & Learning-Special Education
  • MAT: Special Education
Grand Canyon University Annual Tuition $17,000 Recommend Rate 51% (170 reviews)
 
101 Programs, 5 in Special Education (view all)
  • BS in Elementary/Special Education (Dual Major)
  • EdD in Organizational Leadership - Special Education
  • MED in Special Ed. - Certified Special Educators (No IR, No Cert.)
  • MED in Special Ed. - Cross-Categorical (No IR, No Cert.)
  • MED in Special Ed. - Cross-Categorical (With IR and Cert.)
Western Governors University Annual Tuition $5,870 - $6,140 Recommend Rate 75% (183 reviews)
 
54 Programs, 2 in Special Education (view all)
  • B.A. Special Education - licensure
  • M.S. Special Education (K-12)
Brandman University Online Annual Tuition $9,611 Recommend Rate 50% (6 reviews)
 
62 Programs, 2 in Special Education (view all)
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders (Added Authorization)
  • Master of Arts in Special Education (Option II)
University of the Southwest Annual Tuition $14,280 Recommend Rate 50% (2 reviews)
 
16 Programs, 1 in Special Education (view all)
  • MSEd: Special Education
Concordia University - Portland Annual Tuition --- Recommend Rate 0% (2 reviews)
 
24 Programs, 1 in Special Education (view all)
  • M.Ed: Special Education (Non-Endorsement)
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