What makes American University’s online special education degree unique?
American University’s faculty members are specialists and respected researchers in the field of special education, and they understand the need to improve our country’s education system so that it equally benefits all learners. They are dedicated to helping train and collaborating with the future teachers who will be educating the next generation of students.
To this end, our special education degree program prioritizes team-based and collaborative learning, ensuring that you will graduate with a strong network of other innovative teachers across geographies and generations—one that will be with you throughout your career.
Another central element of the clinical training our students receive is a strong fluency in art and play-based teaching tools. We believe these approaches are crucial to meeting a wide array of learning differences and achieving learning outcomes.
Finally, we also strongly believe in the importance of emphasizing the impact of cultural background and environment on the identity of the student, and we are committed to producing teachers who embrace diversity in these areas.
In addition to our innovative curriculum, American University has an active partnership with the Lab School of Washington, a pioneering, arts-based scholastic day school for students (kindergarten through sixth grade) with learning disabilities that was founded by Sally L. Smith in 1967.