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MIT student strives to make a difference

Michael Crawford instructing a student in a classroom
Michael Crawford, a graduate student in the Master in Teaching, Special Education program, works with students in a special education classroom as part of his student teaching.

Michael Crawford knows all learners are deserving of high-quality education and interaction with their teachers. His experience in the 100% online Master in Teaching (MIT), Special Education program gives him the tools to prepare individualized and group instruction for students with disabilities in the classroom as a student teacher. Michael also receives support from faculty liaisons and mentor teachers as part the program, empowering him to become a teacher that can truly make a difference in the lives of his students.

Master in Teaching programs in the Department of Early and Special Education prepare teachers to become professionals in a variety of roles to effectively serve all students from birth-12th grade in the school, home, and community setting. Our master programs are 100% online to offer flexibility for working professionals and others looking to excel at serving students of all abilities. Find out more about our Master in Teaching programs, including program and application requirements:

The MIT, P-8 Special Education master degree program is delivered 100% online, leading to recommendation for the Exceptional Child Generalist K-8 teaching certification and an Early Childhood Special Education endorsement (ages 3-5 years) with the Idaho State Department of Education. A majority of graduates find full-time employment working with diverse learners of all abilities in an elementary school classroom or early childhood setting.

The MIT, Special Education master degree program is delivered 100% online, leading to recommendation for initial licensure for the Exceptional Child Generalist K-12 teaching certification. Graduates from this program have multiple options to teach students with disabilities of any age and ability level from kindergarten through 12th grade. A majority of graduates can find full-time employment in an elementary, junior high/middle school or high school classroom, while others move toward leadership positions as advocates for children with disabilities at the school, district, or state level.

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