The M.A. program in special education prepares individuals to deliver appropriate levels of service to students with disabilities at the elementary and secondary levels in either public or private settings. Graduates of this program qualify for positions in public schools, local and state education agencies, clinical settings, and institutions of higher education.  Applicants may request admission for the purpose of obtaining special education licensure without also completing an M.A. degree.  Students who do not seek licensure may be admitted selectively to the M.A. program. All teacher licensure/certification programs are approved by the Iowa Department of Education.

The following program specializations are available: