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Make an Impact on the Lives of Those with Special Needs

Hone your skills as a special education instructor as you explore how to administer developmentally appropriate instruction for students with behavioral, cognitive, physical or multiple disabilities. While you earn your Alabama teaching certification online through our CAEP-accredited programs, you will learn how to create collaborative classrooms and inclusive settings. After graduation, you will be able to make a positive, lifelong impact on the lives of special education students and their families.

Alternative Class A Programs

Become an effective special education teacher and earn your master’s degree and master’s-level certificate with one of our online Alternative Class A programs. The programs can be completed in about two years and require the completion of an internship in a P-12 setting.

Bachelor's Degrees

Ideal for those who are currently employed as a paraprofessional or an instruction aid, our bachelor’s degree in special education allows you to earn your Class B Professional Educator Certificate.

Education Specialist Programs

Our education specialist programs in special education provide you with a post-master’s-level education and a Class AA Professional Certificate. Ideal for those seeking leadership or advanced positions in the field, the programs can be completed in about a year.

Master's Degrees

Work toward career advancement in classroom and specialty roles with one of our master’s degrees in special education. These programs are fully online and offer Alabama teaching certification.

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