Special Education, M.A.

The cost of completing the program will vary depending on several factors, such as your residency status (in-state or out-of-state) and the length of your program of study. Current tuition rates can be found at the UA Tuition and Fees Calculator. Completing the degree in the Traditional 2-year format will cost approximately $24,000 for a resident and $60,000 for a non-resident. However, the mild to moderate disabilities specialization offers a new one-year completion program that can reduce the cost of the degree by at least 20% or more.

There are a number of opportunities available to assist prospective applicants in funding their education. These include scholarships, grants, and loan forgiveness programs. Learn more.

To earn the M.A. degree, students pass a written comprehensive exam during the final semester of their program. Coursework during the program prepares students for this exam. There is not a thesis requirement.

All students who intend to apply for an Arizona teaching certificate must satisfy the following requirements in addition to completing the M.A. course of study.

  • Complete a course in the Arizona and US Constitutions
  • Take the appropriate Arizona Educator Proficiency Exam

Teachers who apply for certification in another state will most likely find the process easier if they are already certified. If you plan to teach in another state after graduating from our program, it is recommended that you learn as early as possible about the teacher certification requirements of that state.