Graduates in Early Childhood Special Education are prepared as highly qualified advanced teachers to serve infants and toddlers (0-2 yrs) and children in preschool (3-5 yrs) and primary (6-9 yrs) age level settings. There are curriculum options for students who hold an undergraduate degree in (a) special education, (b) teacher education, but not in special education (5th year); and (c), some area other than education (5th year alternative).This online master's degree program is designed specifically for certified teachers in Alabama who are working in Special Education or who have special needs students in their classrooms.
Total Credits Required
31 hours for the Traditional Masters Program in ECSE; 45 hours for the 5th Year Masters. 2.0 GPA and completion of English Proficiency Exam.
Teaching Certificate in Special Education
New distance students must attend on-campus orientation. These are held from 10am - 2pm on the Saturday before the beginning of each semester.
College of Education Distance Education Streaming Classroom/Studio
Specific Technology Requirements
A computer is required.
Internet access is required.
E-mail access is required.
Microsoft PowerPoint; RealPlayer Download; Acrobat Reader Download