Argosy University Programs

Curriculum and Instruction: Special Education
Master of Arts in Education

MAEd, Curriculum and Instruction: Special Education

Program Information

The Master of Arts in Education (MAEd) in Curriculum and Instruction: Special Education degree program at Argosy University, Sarasota is a 30-credit-hour program intended to prepare educators who work in the P-12 setting as change agents who engage actively in their communities, using appropriate pedagogy and technology to foster the development of global citizens. Students enrolled in this program will complete a four course sequence designed to strengthen educators’ knowledge and skills when working with students with special learning needs. This program does not lead to certification or credential endorsement.

Program Learning Outcomes

Program Outcome One: Commitment to Student Learning
1.a Apply developmentally appropriate practices regarding individual academic and socio cultural differences for optimal student learning.

Program Outcome Two: Knowledge of Pedagogy
2.a Identify, discriminate, select, and apply relevant research method(s) to plan, implement and evaluate curricular and instructional practices that support improved teaching and learning.
2.b Use data to guide school improvement efforts, implementation, assessment, and resource allocation.

Program Outcome Three: Facilitation of classroom instruction and environment
3.a Develop appropriate strategies to create a positive and engaging learning environment.

Program Outcome Four: Self-Assessment
4.a Develop personal and professional development plans using self-assessment processes to think systematically from practice and learn from experience.

Program Outcome Five: Collaboration with Community
5.a Work collaboratively with various constituencies to develop local and global perspectives to further educational success and productive citizenship.

Program Outcome Six: Knowledge of Content and Pedagogy – Special Education
6.a Apply current policies, research, trends in Special Education to adapt teaching strategies and assessment in the general education classroom.


Enhance your career potential by enrolling in the Master of Arts in Education degree in Curriculum and Instruction: Special Education program at Argosy University, Sarasota. You can learn more about specific financial aid programs (available to those who qualify) on our Financial Aid & Scholarships pages, or by contacting us to request more information.

This degree program is also offered at other Argosy University Locations


Only the MAED in Educational Administration and the EdS and EdD in Initial Educational Administration lead to Florida Principal certification upon completion of all state and program requirements, including passage of all required Florida state licensure exams.

All other programs offered through Argosy University, Sarasota College of Education DO NOT lead to teacher, administrator, school counseling, or school psychology certification, licensure, or endorsement in any State in the United States.

The programs offered through Argosy University, Online Programs DO NOT lead to teacher or administrator certification, licensure, or endorsement in any State in the United States regardless of the State in which the student resides.

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