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MIT Special Education

100% Online Program

The Master in Teaching in Special Education is a fully online program that leads to 1) a master’s degree, and 2) recommendation for certification in one of the following grade band focus areas:

  • K-12 Special Education: Exceptional Child Generalist (K-12) teaching license
  • P-8 Special Education: Exceptional Child Generalist K-8 teaching certification plus an Early Childhood Special Education endorsement ages 3-5 years old.

We are dedicated to our students, so that they can be dedicated to their students. We are committed to preparing competent, confident, well-started special educators who are ready to enter the field after completing our one to two year, fully online program. Just because you’re taking online classes doesn’t mean you need to be disconnected. We know that an individualized approach is vital to your development as a future teacher, so we connect you with knowledgeable faculty, expert supervisors, and passionate peers in the program to ensure that your online community never feels too far away.

The Master in Teaching in Special Education program is 100% online.

Department Name: Department of Early and Special Education

Official Degree Name: Master in Teaching in Special Education

Degree Type: Master in Teaching

Type of Idaho Teaching Certification based on grade band focus:

  • K-12 Special Education: Exceptional Child Generalist K-12
  • P-8 Special Education: Exceptional Child Generalist K-8 with an Early Childhood Special Education endorsement

Note for Students with Out-of-State Home Addresses: If considering an academic program that leads to a professional license or certification in your state, it is highly recommended that you first seek guidance from the appropriate licensing agency in your home state BEFORE beginning the academic program located outside your state, or upon changing states. Visit the Professional Licensure Disclosures website for more information.

Individuals working in or studying early childhood education may be eligible for grants or scholarships through Idaho STARS. Learn more here:

Scholarship Available!

What can I do with this degree?

Successful completion of this fully online program enables you for initial licensure in the focus area you choose: Special Education K-12 OR in Exceptional Child Generalist K-8 + Early Childhood endorsement with the Idaho State Department of Education. Graduates from the MIT in Special Education will find themselves with endless options to teach students with disabilities of any age level, ability level, or disability category (K-12) or working in an elementary school or early childhood setting (P-8). The majority of our graduates find themselves employed in a full-time classroom position just months after graduation, while others move toward leadership positions at the school, district, or even state level as advocates for children with disabilities.

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Boise State provides an affordable, quality education to improve your future. Scholarship opportunities are available for residents and nonresidents, making it even more affordable to attain a quality education.

The College of Education also offers a range of scholarship opportunities. 

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