One-year Mild to Moderate Program
The college provides options for qualified applicants to complete the Special Education, M.A., (Mild to Moderate Disabilities) program and earn teacher certification in just one year. These options provide a faster path to graduation and can significantly reduce the cost of obtaining your M.A. and special education teacher certification.
UA Undergraduate + One option
If you are a current UA College of Education undergraduate, you can earn your Mild to Moderate, M.A., and teacher certification in one year. Students in this option apply to take select online graduate coursework during the fall and spring semesters of their senior year. Program requirements can then be completed through graduate summer online coursework and full-time fall and spring coursework. The program includes supervised teaching experiences during the fall and spring semesters.
Contact Assistant Professor of Practice Toni Sparks at firstname.lastname@example.org or 520-626-0419 during your Junior or Senior year to arrange coursework.
One-Year Mild to Moderate M.A. option
If you have a bachelor’s degree from the UA or another accredited university, you can complete the Mild to Moderate, M.A., and earn your special education teacher certification in one year. Students who pursue this option will complete a challenging summer of online coursework (5 summer courses). Program requirements are then completed during full-time online and on-campus fall and spring coursework. The program includes supervised teaching experiences during the fall and spring semesters.