Special Education – High-Incidence Disabilities

Graduate online program offered by the College of Education

Preparation in the identification of, and educational programming for, students with high-incidence disabilities; specifically, learning disabilities and/or emotional/behavioral disorders. Emphasis is on characteristics, academic and behavioral assessment, and academic and behavioral programming. Graduates are employed as master teachers, instructional/intervention specialists and community agency collaborators.

Students can also pursue a special education teaching certification if they do not already have one. This is done through our IMPACT program.

Top 3 Careers

  • Special Education Teaching
  • Paraprofessional
  • Intervention Specialist

How it Works

  • Earn a master’s degree in as little as 15 months (33 hours) or go at a slower pace.
  • 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.
  • 5 different starting points during the year.

*A teacher certification may be earned through UNT's IMPACT Program.​


  • Miriam Chacon Boesch
  • Pamela Peak
  • Melissa Savage