Students with Special Needs Deserve Special Teachers

Here at Spring Arbor University (SAU), we believe children are a unique gift from God and each child is created with a purpose. For teachers who want to become more efficient and effective educators, you will be supported by our 140+ years of experience in offering programs that empower educators to strengthen the hearts, spirits and minds of the children they serve.

At SAU, as Christian educators, it is our responsibility to help these students reach their full potential. We do that by teaching those in our master’s program the methods and strategies that work best for children with special needs.

We make it easy to grow alongside the children you serve. We know you are busy in your chosen profession, so our programs are conveniently available to you online and on your own schedule. You’ll come away with hands-on skills so you feel more secure and confident teaching.

Support networks are a key component of our programs so you are assigned your own Student Success Advisor who coaches you on work-life balance, personal and professional development, your career goals and more.

The Spring Arbor Difference

Our programs are transformational journeys that go to the heart of effective leadership, fusing together personal and professional development. To achieve this, we integrate leadership and faith-development activities into the program’s curriculum.

You can choose from two concentrations: Autism Spectrum Disorder and Learning Disabilities. Balancing practical applications with theory and research, our Master of Special Education in Learning Disabilities program leverages The School of Education Effective Teaching Model. Estimated completion time is 30 months while tuition ranges affordably from $18,180 – $18,685.

We also make it easy to get started. Everything you need is online — simply complete an online application form.

Integrating Faith and Learning 

The Master of Arts in Special Education program course goals are based upon a conceptual framework that blends faith and learning. Professors here have chosen to be at SAU because it frees them to bring their faith perspective into their work. Their insight will help you have a rewarding graduate experience and will show you how to integrate faith and learning into your special education teaching role.

Under their guidance, you will learn to become an agent of change within an atmosphere of faith and compassion. You’ll graduate with a better understanding of positive behavior supports for special ed students. The degree will also help you learn about advanced assessment, assistive technology and the current laws and policies that relate to children with special needs.

SAU is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission in North Central Association, is listed in the “50 Best Value Christian Colleges and Universities” by Christian Universities Online and is in the top tier of “Regional Colleges Midwest in 2014 by U.S. News & World Report.