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Special Education


The Master in Teaching (M.I.T.) in Special Education culminates in both a Master’s degree and the following initial teacher certification in the state of Idaho: Exceptional Child, Generalist K-12. (This certification may or may not be reciprocated in other states.) This certification focuses on working with children in K-12 special education settings.

Students in the M.I.T. in Special Education participate in extensive learning communities over four academic semesters with an emphasis on collaboration and teamwork in classroom and clinical settings. Students have field-based opportunities to directly apply strategies learned in coursework with the support of both university and school-based supervisors and peers.


Degree Requirements

Master in Teaching in Special Education, M.I.T.

Contact Information

Dr. Deborah Carter
Phone: (208) 426-2804
Education Building, Room 215
1910 University Drive, Boise ID  83725-1725

Admission Requirements

  1. Apply to the Graduate College and satisfy the minimum admissions requirements of the Graduate College.  International applicants must satisfy the international admissions requirements.
  2. A baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited U.S. institution of higher learning or a degree from a non-U.S. institution of higher education that is judged equivalent to a U.S. baccalaureate degree by the International Admissions Office.
  3. Letter of application including the following: (a) a description of your career goals and professional interests and how the Master in Teaching in Special Education will help you attain them, and (b) an explanation of why you are choosing the Master in Teaching Special Education and why you will be a successful graduate student.
  4. Passing score on the Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators: Mathematics Test #5732. Students can obtain information about this test from the Educational Testing Service ( The College of Education Office of Teacher Education can provide additional information, including current passing scores.
  5. Two letters of recommendation from professionals who are in a position to speak knowledgeably of the applicant’s ability to work with children with disabilities.

Application and Materials Deadlines

Summer Session: April 1