The master’s degree in Teaching, Learning and Leadership with an option in Special
Education is designed to train and equip educators who work with students with disabilities
across a variety of K-12 educational settings.Our graduates have the foundational knowledge and skills needed to work with children
with disabilities by addressing academic, communication, social, behavioral and adaptive
skills. We prepare educators who value diversity, life-long learning and advocate
for quality educational opportunities for all students.
This 100 percent online degree program is delivered throughCanvas, OSU’s online learning platform. The program follows a suggested summer-start, two-year accelerated completion sequence
in which students take two courses per semester. This can be modified if needed.
Program curriculum addresses the principles of special education, positive behavior
interventions and supports and applied behavior analysis. Coursework preview:
Models of Instruction in the Inclusive Class
Improving Literacy Skills of Individuals with Disabilities
Compliance, Planning & Instruction in Special Education
Transition into Adulthood for Individuals with Disabilities
Characteristics & Teaching Methods for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders
Characteristics of Students with Mild/Moderate Disabilities
Assessing Students with Disabilities
Classroom & Behavior Management
Culturally Responsive Teaching in Special Education
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Applicants are encouraged to submit
application materials at least six weeks prior to the start of the semester.
To apply to the Teaching, Learning and Leadership - option in Special Education, M.S.
program, complete the following:
The federal TEACH Grant Programmay provide up to $4,000 a year to aid students seeking degrees in high-needs fields
and who meet specific eligibility requirements. Students must sign an Agreement to
Serve and acknowledge that if the terms are not fulfilled, the grant will be converted
to a loan that must be repaid.