Special Education Master of Arts:
Intervention Specialist Emphasis
Online Degree Program

An Intervention-Focused Graduate Degree
for Special Education Teachers

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This online Master of Arts program is designed for people who have worked as a special education teacher and are seeking more education/training at the graduate level in order to become a leader in the work setting.

This comprehensive masters will foster academic, behavioral and social success for students. The Intervention Specialist program will also provide you with

  • Highly-qualified special educator literacy and mathematics skills
  • Research-based instructional interventions to meet students' needs
  • Mentoring and instructional coaching competencies
  • Culturally responsive approaches to address the needs of diverse students and their families
  • The ability to advance to leadership positions in your school

Complete Your Masters in Two Years

The Special Education MA with the Intervention Specialist emphasis is 34 credits and can be completed in two years (six terms). The program is designed to work around your busy schedule and you can start any term. Contact the program coordinator to find out application deadlines for upcoming terms.

Courses are delivered entirely online with one 8-week course at a time. This means you will take two courses each semester. Additionally, small class sizes (maximum 20-25 students per course) are maintained in order to allow faculty the opportunity to provide personal interaction with students.

More Information

We also encourage you to visit the School of Special Education—Intervention Specialist Emphasis page for this program. From there you can also learn more about the traditional
on-campus delivery of this program.

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Contact the Academic Program Coordinator

Special Education MA: Intervention Specialist Emphasis
Academic Program Coordinator

Tracy Mueller, Ph.D.
(970) 351-1664

University of Northern Colorado
School of Special Education
501 20th St., CB 141
Greeley, CO  80639

Course of Study

Required Major Credits (34* credit hours)

  • SRM 600 Introduction to Graduate Research (3)
  • EDSE 670 Legal and Policy Foundations of Special Education (3)
  • EDSE 672 Leadership in the School Community (3)
  • EDSE 673 Research and Reflective Practice (3)
  • EDSE 675 Issues in Special Education Assessment (3)
  • EDSE 676 Assessment and Interventions for Students with Challenging Behaviors (3)
  • EDSE 677 Transition to Adulthood for Youth with Exceptionalities (3)
  • EDSE 678 Strategies for Students with Autism/Significant Needs (3)
  • EDSE 679 Interventions for Students with Cultural and Linguistic Differences (3)
  • *EDSE 696 Practicum in Instructional Coaching (1-9)
    • *(1-9 variable credit hours with a minimum of 1 credit is required.)
  • EED 610 Interventions in Literacy (3)
  • MED 645 Interventions in Mathematics (3)

Upcoming Scheduled Courses

To see the current course offering schedule, visit the Special Education MA: Intervention Specialist Emphasis Current Students page.


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