University of Nebraska - Lincoln

College of Education and Human Sciences

Mild/Moderate Disabilities (M.A., M.Ed.)



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Special Education: Area of Study in Mild Moderate Disabilities, M.A., M.Ed.

Format: Online

Program Description:

Preparing teachers to work with students who have emotional/behavioral disorders, learning disabilities and mild-moderate mental handicaps. The mild-moderate disabilities program prepares you as a special education teacher for children and youth in elementary grades through high school. You may elect to specialize in one age group (K-6, 7-12) or focus on K-12 grade levels. The program can lead to a teaching endorsement and/or master's degree in special education. The program meets the requirements for a teaching endorsement in the area of Mild-Moderate Disabilities for the Nebraska Department of Education. Who should consider this degree Individuals with degrees in non-teaching fields—such as English, Psychology, Sociology, and Social Sciences—who wish to teach students with mild-moderate disabilities. Persons with degrees and teacher certification who wish to add another teaching endorsement to work with children and youth with special needs. Special education teachers who hold a bachelor's degree and wish to pursue graduate study.


The University of Nebraska-Lincoln is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, one of six regional accrediting agencies. The University of Nebraska-Lincoln has been continuously accredited since 1913. Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).

International Student Requirements:

If your native language is not English: verification of English proficiency

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: No

International Financial Aid: No

# of Credits Required: 44

Classification: Higher Education Institution (Not Carnegie Classified)

Locale: Midsize City

Size & Settings: 20,000-39,999

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