Special Education, M.Ed.
This fully online master’s degree prepares candidates to serve students with disabilities in inclusive settings in P-12 schools. Coursework is taught by graduate faculty utilizing technology to provide synchronous and/or asynchronous content delivery, feedback, and supervision. Three electives are included in the program to provide content delivery for candidates’ individual interests (e.g., autism, preschool special education, reading, and English to speakers of other languages). Upon completion of the program, graduates will be prepared to serve students with disabilities in a variety of teaching and leadership roles. The program meets the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) standards.
The following are requirements beyond the general Graduate Admissions requirements.
- Online Graduate Application-There is a non-refundable $60 application fee.
- Transcripts-Official transcripts from EACH College and/or University you have attended. Must be in sealed envelopes from the institution.
- Evidence of teaching Certification in any P-12 area or departmental approval.
- Personal Statement-Your statement can be uploaded into the online application. The statement should be 1-2 pages and address your professional training and interests, the nature of your professional experiences and specific issues you plan to address during the pursuit of your Masters degree.
- Personal Resume-Your resume can be uploaded into the online application. It should document education, teaching experience, community service, and your record of leadership.
- Two Personal Letters of Recommendation-Please do not use the online recommendation system. Your letters should be on letterhead and from sources that can address your success in teaching and ability for success in graduate study and commitment to student achievement.
- Interview-A personal, phone or SKYPE interview may be required. Candidates will be contacted by the program if an interview is needed.
Council for Exceptional Children