Spring Admission (on campus only)
Summer Session 1 Admission (on campus only)
Summer Session 2 Admission (on campus only)
Fall Admission (on campus and off campus)
Entrance exam: GRE or MAT
Exam waiver available: Yes
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On campus (full-time or part-time)
Off campus currently not available
2 years (full time)
The Master of Arts in Special Education program at App State graduates highly skilled educators who can plan and administer special education curricula while facilitating a safe and effective classroom.
You’ll increase your knowledge in many areas of special education and prepare to champion the rights of individuals with disabilities — in and out of the classroom. This coursework will satisfy the advanced competencies licensure from the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction.
Visit the Reich College of Education website for more information about the Special Education program.
Explore the Graduate Bulletin to learn about the program of study for this degree.
This is a program that can lead to licensure or certification in North Carolina. Appalachian State University cannot confirm whether this program will meet the requirements for professional licensure in other states or territories.
If this applies to you, check the Professional Licensure webpage for information on licensure requirements and licensing agencies in other states. Or, you may address questions to State Authorization at App State at email@example.com or 828-262-7559.
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Where can an App State degree take you? Anywhere you want to go!
Public and private schools across North Carolina and the U.S.
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Dr. Aftynne E. Cheek
Department of Reading Education and Special Education
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