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MAASE Information Meeting
Wednesday, October 10th at 5:00 p.m.

Join us to learn about our innovative and accelerated graduate program!

Room 321 in the Herrick Building on SNU’s Campus
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For questions and to RSVP (not required), email or 405-491-6346.

Master of Arts - Administration of Special Education at SNU

Master of Arts in 
Administration of Special Education

This Master’s program is a GREAT OPPORTUNITY
for Special Education teachers to blend
EMPOWERING them as educators, leaders, and directors in their schools and districts.

Program Description

Master of Arts in Administration of Special Education (MAASE) is for special education teachers that want to extend their education and earn a Master’s degree that includes Special Education with administration and leadership emphasis. MAASE will include theory and practice of program development, evaluation and assessment, law and policy, management of IEPs, staff, parents as well as students. Curriculum will include community relations and communications, budgeting and ethics. Your instructors will be the best of the best in Special Education – a practical experience that will empower you in this field.


SNU’s MAASE cohorts are offered on the Bethany and Tulsa campuses and online. Our next Bethany group will begin October 10, 2018 and our first Tulsa cohort will begin January 23rd, 2019.  We hope to offer our next online group in the Summer 2019.

The face-to-face and online program designs allow for flexibility in scheduling of the practicum experiences as well as offer you a schedule that works with your life, work and family. You will begin and end with a cohort of colleagues that will be a strong professional network as you go through the program and then following graduation.

MAASE Program Team
Dr. Becky Slothower instructs MAASE students in her Educational Research course


Coursework will cover a range of areas in special education. The Special Education Practicum is embedded throughout your program of study for experiences that are authentic and meaningful to your professors future. All courses are designed and taught by experts in the field.

Admission Requirements  

• Hold a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college or university
• Two years of teaching experience
• Completed Application Form 
Recommendations from three sources
• Completion of the Student Profile Form (including essay)
• Transcripts documenting coursework from all colleges and universities attended mailed to SNU (SNU graduates need not request the SNU transcript)

Program Curriculum

ED-5013 Foundation/Characteristics of Mild/Moderate Disabilities  

ED-5023 Foundations/Characteristics of Low Incidence Disabilities

ED-5063 Educational Research

ED-5033 Assessment/Evaluation/Identification of Exceptional Individuals

ED-5053 Academic Instruction for Inclusive Students

ED-5043 Collaboration/Interdisciplinary Teaching Practices

ED-5073 Positive Behavior Support/Management of Students with Disabilities

ED-5093 Transition Services/Planning

ED-5083 Assistive Technology/Curricular Adaptations- Modifications

ED-5103 Special Education Law

ED-5113 Special Educational Leadership  Advocacy

ED-5123 Practicum

Our Nazarene Heritage
Founded in 1899, Southern Nazarene University is a private, Christian, liberal arts university - a service of the Church of the Nazarene. Located on a 40-acre campus just west of Oklahoma City, SNU grew out of several small colleges committed to educating people for lives of service to God, leadership, and reconciliation toward their neighbors and within the global community. More than 32,000 alumni work and serve throughout the United States and the world. Read About Our Heritage

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