MA Special Education Extended Certification Online


The College of Education and Leadership offers Cross Categorical Special Education certification through the Master of Arts in Inclusive Education (MAIE) degree program.  Licensed regular education teachers can pursue cross categorical special education certification through this program.

The MAIE program leads to certification and a master’s degree. It is approved by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI) and is tied to the Interstate Teacher Assessment and Support Consortium (InTASC) and Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) standards.

The program contains both face-to-face and online courses. Certification requirements can be completed in 24 months. Licensed elementary/middle teachers may be exempt from coursework based on their existing licenses.

Click here to access the MAIE program page.

  If you are a current student in this program and have questions, please contact Stephanie Long, phone: 414-410-4485 or via email: