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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 level options:

K-12 Special Education: leads to the following Idaho teaching certification:

  • Exceptional Child Generalist K-12

P-8 Special Education leads to the following Idaho teaching certifications:

  • Exceptional Child Generalist (K-8)
  • Early Childhood Special Education, Pre K-3

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 two year, fully online program.

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 degree enables you to obtain initial Idaho licensure in Special Education at the grade level focus you choose: Kindergarten to 12th grade OR Preschool to 8th grade. Graduates from the MIT in Special Education will find themselves with endless options to teach students with disabilities at any age level, ability level, or disability category. The majority of our graduates find themselves emplotyed 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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