Master of Education (M.Ed.)

Curriculum & Instruction:

Special Education Emphasis

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$167/mo

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Hybrid or 100% Online 36 major credits * 20 Months
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Program Highlights & Benefits

Hybrid or 100% online cohorts

Can be obtained in as little as five semesters

One course completed every eight weeks

Prepare to become special educators in K-12 classroom settings

Degree Intentions:

This degree is designed for teachers seeking roles in special education.

Special Education Emphasis students will:

  • Be prepared for endorsement in Modified and Comprehensive Special Education
  • Market themselves for roles in teacher leadership, classroom management, and special education
  • Complete coursework regarding Exceptional Children, Behaviors, Disabilities and Needs

Formatting to Accommodate the Busy Lifestyles of Educators:

Students in our blended cohorts take the core courses for the degree in a face-to-face format. These courses meet one night per week, from 4:45 to 8:45 p.m. will take the remaining courses for the degree online. These courses do not require face-to-face class meetings; students log-in regularly to complete assignments, participate in online discussions, and engage in group activities. During the Fall and Spring terms, students finish one course every 8 weeks. During the summertime, students complete up to four courses. All courses taken in the Summer are online. Following this schedule, candidates complete the degree in approximately 18 months.

Students in our online cohorts take all courses for the degree in a completely online format. These courses do not include face-to-face class meetings; students log-in regularly to complete assignments, participate in online discussions, and engage in group activities. During the Fall and Spring terms, students finish one course every 8 weeks. During the summertime, students complete up to four courses. All courses taken in the Summer are online. Following this schedule, candidates complete the degree in approximately 18 months.

Career Outcomes:

Graduates of this program are equipped to become special educators in K-12 classroom settings.

Degree Requirements

NumberTitleHours
EDUC 638Foundations of Leadership3
EDUC 561Effective Home, School, and Community Relations3
Choose one:
EDUC 672Evaluation for Continuous Improvement3
EDUC 531Evaluation of Learning3
SPED 625Managing Challenging Behaviors3
SPED 617Characteristics/Needs of Low Incidence Disabilities3
EDUC 630Educational Research3
SPED 616Characteristics/Needs of Disabilities3
EDUC 622Diagnosis and Correction of Reading Problems3
EDUC 635Integrating Research and Learning3
SPED 619Assessment and Diagnosis of Exceptional Children3
SPED 524Techniques for Inclusion of Diverse Learners3
ELECTIVEChoose an online elective from M.Ed. course offerings3
 Total for Degree:36
Please Note:

The degree requirements listed above are tentative and are subject to change. This is not an official class schedule.