Bilingual Special Education

The master’s program in Bilingual Special Education, you'll receive preparation in the identification of, and educational programming for, students with high-incidence disabilities who are also emergent bilinguals; specifically, you will complete courses in evidence-practices, law, collaboration, and assessment in special education and in bilingual education.


  • Courses offered on Special Education, Bilingual Education, and Educational Psychology
  • Courses are offered on a rotation schedule via two 8-week terms during the fall and spring semesters and 3-week, 5-week and 10-week terms during the summer.
  • The Department of Educational Psychology, which oversees this degree program, is affiliated with various research and intervention centers that provide research and development opportunities for faculty and students.
  • The College of Education is one of Texas' top producers of teachers, administrators, counselors and other school professionals.
  • Students can also pursue a special education teaching and/or bilingual education teaching certification through our IMPACT program if they do not already have one.
  • You can earn a master’s degree in as little as 15 months (33 hours) or go at a slower pace, choosing from five different starting points offered each year.
  • The College of Education is accredited by the National Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation, which means we meet or exceed strict academic standards for excellence in education.


Marketable Skills

  • Know and implement evidence-based educational practices
  • Collect, analyze, and interpret educational data
  • Advocate on behalf of underrepresented populations
  • Collaborate to improve educational outcomes
  • Oral and written communication
  • Creative problem-solving

What Can You do With a High-Incidence Disabilities Special Education Master's?

Graduates are employed as master teachers, instructional/intervention specialists and community agency collaborators.


Top Careers

  • Special Education Teacher
  • Bilingual Special Education Teacher
  • Intervention Specialist