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MNU Offers New Master’s in Special Education

MidAmerica Nazarene University is launching a new Master of Education in Adaptive Special Education this month. In as few as 18 months, the program prepares teachers to meet the learning and behavioral needs all students, including those with mild to moderate disabilities.

Courses will meet once a week on MNU’s Olathe campus. The program enables candidates to earn an endorsement in elementary (K-6), middle school (5-8), high school (9-12), or K-12 instruction.

Program director Dr. Neil Friesland, professor of education, said the new degree strikes a balance between specialized and comprehensive material to prepare teachers to serve students with varied needs.

“Teachers will learn how to meet the needs to of all students in their classroom,” said Friesland. “This program fills the gaps within the public school system for schools that need special education teachers, and since it’s a high-turnover position, it’s always a highly needed position. This program will enable teachers to meet that demand.”

MNU also offers a Master of Education with four available tracks in Teaching & Learning, Technology Enhanced Teaching, ESOL, and Reading Instruction. To learn more about the Master of Education in Adaptive Special Education degree at MNU, visit mnu.edu/master-education.

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