Inspire All Learners
Exceptional learners need your support and advocacy. You can make this happen through our Special Education program. At A&M-Commerce, we turn your passion for teaching into a reality. Our master's degree prepares you for a rewarding career as an educator or as an educational diagnostician. You'll learn the characteristics of mild to severe disabilities, application of assessments and development of diverse learners. Gain the opportunity to interact first-hand with assistive technologies that you'll use in the classroom. You can make a difference in the lives of exceptional learners. Are you ready to respond to the call?
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Focus Your Passion
Our department offers three tracks designed to meet your research interests and career goals. All tracks are offered as Master of Science (MS) or Master of Education (MEd) degrees. Additionally, if you’d like to earn a graduate certificate without a master’s degree, we offer a stand-alone Educational Diagnostician Certification program.
Already have a Texas teaching certificate? Consider earning your master’s degree in special education! Our program teaches you to identify and equip students with exceptional needs. You’ll learn to support students with disabilities in K-12 grade levels. We offer a thesis and non-thesis track. (Total Hours: 36)
Are you ready for a career change? Interested in becoming an educator but don’t have a teaching certificate yet? We’re here to help! Earn your teaching certificate while studying special education through our post-baccalaureate certification program. Our non-thesis track educates you in student engagement, classroom management and teaching interventions. (Total Hours: 36)
Special Education with Educational Diagnostician Certification
Do you want to become an educational diagnostician while earning your master’s degree in special education? Our program expands your knowledge and teaches you to support your students with disabilities through assessment, planning and implementation of an academic plan to meet their educational needs. This track has a thesis and a non-thesis track. (Total Hours: 39-42)
Educational Diagnostician Certificate Only
Do you have three years of teaching experience, a master’s degree in special education and a desire to advance your career? Then, we have a certification-only program for you. As an educational diagnostician, you may consult with your colleagues and students’ parents as you develop and implement an academic learning plan for each student. (Total Hours: 21)
Graduate Program Cost
Tuition and fees for graduate students taking nine credit hours are $3,669 for Texas residents and $7,341 for non-residents.