Graduate programs in the department of Curriculum, Instruction, and Special Education build expertise in content area pedagogy and elementary, secondary, and special education, and allow practicing teachers to reflect on and improve their teaching practice. The department offers Master of Science and Educational Specialist degrees in elementary, secondary, and special education. All Master's and Specialist degrees in CISE require applicants to have a Class A teaching license in the related field (except the Special Education certification and non-certified Emotional/Behavioral Disorder options). The Master of Arts in Teaching-Secondary degree leads to initial teaching licensure for individuals who have Bachelors' degrees in fields other than education. The Doctor of Philosophy in Curriculum and Instruction prepares teacher educators, researchers, and leaders in the fields of elementary, secondary, and special education.