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Master in Intervention in Learning Disabilities

What can you do with a master’s in Intervention in Learning Disabilities?


With so many skills, you’ll have plenty of career options to explore. It’s important to take the time to research what you want to do — and what you can do — with a master’s in special education.

The University of Laramie found that on top of the specialized skills you gain in your field of study, you can also expect to pick up postgraduate skills like:

  • Independently managing a (research) project

  • Exhibiting the capacity for critical thinking and analysis

  • Understanding how to design instruction for diverse learners

  • Using knowledge to solve problems creatively

  • Working collaboratively with people from different disciplines and cultures

  • Being able to apply critical research skills

  • The ability to assess student learning and progress

  • Dealing with complex, unpredictable issues and making informed decisions based on incomplete information

  • Strategies for behavior management

  • Taking responsibility for your own learning and development

  • Communicating ideas effectively in different ways and to people with different levels of knowledge

  • Classroom management techniques

Before you enter into a program, consider these eight potential career outcomes for an MA in Learning Disabilities:

  • Assistive technology specialist

  • Behavior intervention specialist

  • Talented and gifted specialist

  • Inclusion specialist

  • Special education specialist

  • Special education coordinator

  • Special education course developer

  • Learning behavior specialist