Program Description

The Advanced Studies in Teaching and Learning (ASTL) program, aligned with National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS), develops teacher-leaders who practice reflection through action-research, problem-based learning, self-inquiry, and teacher expertise.

This Special Education Concentration provides advanced expertise for educators, administrators, and other professionals providing services to individuals with special needs. Coursework provides advanced expertise in areas such as Assistive Technology, Applied Behavior Analysis, and Autism Spectrum Disorders. Note: This is NOT an initial teacher licensure program. If you are seeking initial licensure, please visit our Special Education website.

What it costs

The cost for this program is $707.00 per credit hour for VA state residents, $907.00 per credit hour for Non-VA residents, and $609.20 per credit hour for VA state residents who are eligible and apply for the 15% PreK-12 VA Educators Discount. All of Mason’s tuition rates and fees can be found on our Student Accounts site.

Application Deadline

This program has a priority application deadline of April 1 for Fall and November 1 for Spring. The space available deadlines are August 15 for Fall and January 14 for Spring. For all application information and deadlines, see the CEHD Admissions site. 

Want to learn more?

Check out the Curriculum and Instruction, ASTL: Special Education Concentration (MEd) program on the College of Education and Human Development website.

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Program Summary

80 Percent Online

Program: Curriculum and Instruction

Concentration: ASTL: Special Education

Degree: MEd

College/School: College of Education and Human Development

Credits: 30 total

Requires intensive summer session on campus