Teachers can earn a master’s degree in Special Education with LBS I licensure in 1½ years at Trinity for a competitively-priced tuition cost.
Tuition for the entire 36-credit hour program is $14,940 ($415 per credit hour). Discounts are available for Trinity graduates and friends or colleagues who enroll in the program together. Students attend class one night a week, on the same evening throughout the entire program. Some classes are blended with online instruction. Classes begin this August.
The growing need for special education teachers
According to the National Education Association, over the past 10 years the number of U.S. students enrolled in special education programs has risen 30%.
“Teachers can meet the growing demands of districts and earn the qualifications to work with children with special needs,” said Dr. Patti Powell, director of the Special Education Graduate Program.
Pursuing their master’s degree in special education at Trinity led to full-time teaching positions for two current students even before they completed the program.
Daniel Matt of Chicago was recently hired as a teacher by PRIDE Alternative School in Oak Lawn, Illinois. “After spending a few years in the field with my undergraduate degree, I decided that the Graduate Studies program at Trinity was exactly what I needed to advance in my career,” said Matt.
I know that the experiences and information I learned at Trinity directly led to my employment.
“As I began the interview process, I found that the professors and the classes greatly prepared me for the questions prospective employers had. I know that the experiences and information I learned at Trinity directly led to my employment.”
Register to attend an information session
Teachers interested in learning about Trinity’s M.A. in Special Education Program are invited to attend an information session on Wednesday, June 26, at 6 p.m. in the Grand Lobby of the Ozinga Chapel. To register, visit http://graduatestudies.trnty.edu or call the Graduate Studies office at 708.239.3900.