M.A. Special Education Programs Areas of Study

Trinity offers three distinct Master of Arts programs in Special Education leading to a variety of achievements including endorsements and certifications.  For more information about endorsement or verified course sequences without the master’s degree, please visit our Endorsement and Verified Course Sequences section.

Special educators are in high demand today, as the vast majority of school districts across the country report a shortage of people with these qualifications. When you earn a Master of Arts in special education from Trinity Christian College, you are putting yourself on a path to a highly rewarding career where your skills and expertise will always be needed. You can make a difference in the lives of young people wherever you go and enjoy peace of mind knowing you have job security.

Our location near Chicago means you can learn and study on a smaller, more comfortable campus while still being close to the career and cultural opportunities the city has to offer. Numerous financial aid opportunities are available. Click here to enroll in our program today.

Programs

Verified Course Sequences - VCS Program - ABAI
Program

M.A. Special Education: Behavior Intervention Specialist (+ABAI VCS & LBS II: BIS Endorsement Sequence)

If you’re seeking. . .
MA in Special Education, Behavior Intervention Specialist
Eligibility to sit for the BCBA Certification
ISBE entitlement: LBS II: BIS

You’ll need. . .
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college, with a GPA of 3.0 or higher)
Illinois LBS I endorsement on valid teaching license (Pre-K to Age 21)
One year of special education teaching experience

Verified Course Sequences - VCS Program - ABAI
Program

M.A. Special Education: Behavior Intervention Specialist (+ABAI Verified Course Sequence)

If you’re seeking. . .
MA in Special Education, Behavior Intervention Specialist
Eligibility to sit for the BCBA Certification

You’ll need. . .
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college, with a GPA of 3.0 or higher)
One year of special education teaching experience

Verified Course Sequences - VCS Program - ABAI
Program

M.A. Special Education: Behavior Intervention Specialist (BIS)

If you’re seeking. . .
MA in Special Education, Behavior Intervention Specialist
Eligibility to sit for the BCBA Certification
ISBE entitlement: LBS II: BIS

You’ll need. . .
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college, with a GPA of 3.0 or higher)
Illinois LBS I endorsement on valid teaching license (Pre-K to Age 21)
One year of special education teaching experience

Master of Arts Special Education classroom
Program

M.A. Special Education: Learning Behavior Specialist I Endorsement

The Master of Arts in Special Education program at Trinity Christian College leads to Learning Behavior Specialist I (LBS I) endorsement and will give you the skills needed to work with children with special needs and help meet the growing demands of districts.

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