Master of Education - Special Education Online Program

Georgia Southern University
Degree Level Masters
Total Credit Hours 36
Per Credit Hour Cost $358.00

Program Description

A fully online program, the M.Ed. in Special Education is designed for individuals who currently hold a Georgia level four Certificate or equivalent in Special Education with certification in one of the following concentration areas:

Adaptive Curriculum General Curriculum The special education master’s program can be completed in either one year (Sum/Fall/Spg/Sum) or over two years.

Within the M.Ed. Special Education program of study, the Transition Specialist Endorsement courses are not currently being offered. Please continue to check this page for the latest program updates.

This master’s program courses are based upon the concept of developmentally appropriate practices and the value of diverse, intensive field experiences working with diverse student populations. Find out what you’ll learn to discover if it’s the right fit for you.

The program is approved by the Georgia Professional Standards Commission (PSC) and meets the PSC’s certificate upgrade requirements.

(Note: Individuals seeking initial certification and those who hold a non-renewable (NR) teacher certification, should pursue the MAT degree Special Education rather than this Master in Education [M.Ed.] degree program.)

Level of Online Program Delivery

100% Online, No Attendance Requirements

Admissions Information

1.Complete requirements for a Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution.

  1. Possess or be eligible for a Georgia level four certificate or equivalent or possess or be eligible for a Certificate of Eligibility for an Induction certificate. Certification must be in Special Education: Adaptive Curriculum or Special Education: General Curriculum. Candidates who have completed all requirements for the Certificate of Eligibility for an Induction certificate have until the end of the first semester to obtain the certificate.

  2. Present a cumulative 2.50 (4.0 scale) grade point average or higher on all undergraduate and graduate work combined.

  3. Submit a personal statement of purpose, not to exceed 200 words, that identifies the applicant’s reasons for pursuing graduate study and how admission into the program relates to the applicant’s professional aspirations.

  4. Submit a completed “Disclosure and Affirmation Form” that addresses misconduct disclosure, criminal background check, the Code of Ethics for Educators, and tort liability insurance.


Applicants may be approved for provisional admission based on the quality of the admission material presented. Provisional students must earn grades of “B” or higher in their first nine (9) credits of course work after admission and meet any other stipulations outlined by the department to be converted to regular status.

Area of Study


Program Accreditation

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges