Online Master of Arts in Special Education

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18 Months Duration

Faith-Based Curriculum

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The Next Step in Your Teaching Career Begins Here

Improve your job opportunities and change the lives of others with the online Master of Arts in Special Education degree from Campbellsville University Online. We offer Teacher Leader and Initial Certification concentrations, enabling you to earn the credential needed to work with a growing population. You’ll learn the latest pedagogy techniques from professors with experience in the field, gaining knowledge that you can immediately apply in classrooms.

Campbellsville’s professors offer valuable guidance and education to position you for success in rewarding career fields. Our affordable online programs are ideal if you want flexibility in how you learn or need to balance your work and family responsibilities.

  • More than 90% of Campbellsville students receive financial aid
  • Projections indicate that employers will need 37,600 more special education teachers per year from 2021 to 20311
  • Named one of the “50 Most Affordable Christian Colleges and Universities”2
  • Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges

M.A. in Special Education Options

Discover the option that helps you leap forward as a special education teacher.

39–48 Credit Hours; 18 Months

Prepare for a rewarding career in special education, gaining knowledge for working with students with learning disabilities or emotional and behavioral disorders.

30 Credit Hours; 18 Months

Acquire the expertise needed to create learning environments conducive for special education students.

About Campbellsville University

Founded in 1906 as a Christian university, Campbellsville welcomes diverse perspectives and prepares students to become Christian servant leaders. We offer online degree and certificate programs in a convenient format so that you can grow professionally and personally by studying when and where you want.

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A Flexible Way to Achieve Your Goals

With our online programs, you can get the flexibility to thrive in your career and life while seeking a degree or certificate. You won’t have to attend campus — instead, you will log into an online learning environment to learn, complete assignments and interact with your instructors and peers. You’ll benefit from the same quality education students experience in person, only in a convenient format that we deliver directly to you.

Reach Your Potential as a Special Education Teacher

Pursuing your M.A. in Special Education degree online with Campbellsville helps you develop skills and knowledge for educating students with learning disabilities or emotional and behavioral disorders. Our program explores modern trends that could change special education, including enhancements rooted in evolving technology. You will learn from faculty members with real-world experience in special education. And through our two concentrations, you can gain certification to teach in Kentucky or prepare to become a teacher leader.

Prepare for a Rewarding Career in Special Education

Careers in special education offer competitive salaries and stability. The median salary for special education teachers is $61,820 per year, and projections indicate the U.S. will need nearly 500,000 special education teachers by 2031.1

Projected Special Education Staffing in 20311

These projections indicate how many special education teachers schools may employ in 2031:

  • Preschools: 23,900 teachers
  • Kindergarten and elementary schools: 195,300 teachers
  • Middle schools: 82,200 teachers
  • High schools: 153,400 teachers
  • Colleges, private organizations and other settings: 42,200 teachers

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SACSCOC Accreditation

Campbellsville University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award certificates, associate, bachelor’s and master’s degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1865 Southern Lane Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097, or call (404) 679-4500 for questions about the status of Campbellsville University.


  1. U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. “Special Education Teachers.” Retrieved September 19, 2022, from
  2. Online Christian Colleges. “50 Most Affordable Christian Colleges and Universities.” Retrieved September 13, 2022, from