Master of Education

Special Education

Affordable Tuition


*if using financial aid

How to Pay
Online 30 credits * 20 - 36 months
Lowest online tuition rate in the state of Nebraska
Many M.Ed. programs reduced from 36 to 30 credit hours

Program Highlights & Benefits

Act as a leader to create inclusive classrooms and educate students with diverse learning needs

Earn the master’s degree on its own or with the K-6th grade, 7th-12th grade, or Dual Endorsement

Online & Asynchronous Format

No GRE or Entrance Exam Required


Current teachers want to earn a Master of Education degree in Special Education.

What You Learn

Skills and strategies to apply effective behavior management techniques and differentiated instruction strategies to reach every student in the classroom and help them achieve their fullest potential. Our program explores behavior management, inclusive instructional methods and assessment techniques to teach you how to successfully create and lead an inclusive K–12 classroom. You will learn how to create effective differentiated instructional strategies for students with mild to moderate learning, cognitive, mental and physical disabilities.

How You Learn

This is an online cohort. You will check in online to complete assignments and participate in online discussions and group activities. You will finish one 3 credit course every 8 weeks.

Career Outcomes

You can further expand your career opportunities to include a wide variety of positions in the school system, or move into the private sector with community based opportunities working with students with special needs.

Courses Offered

Course NumberTitleCredits
EDUC 593

Basic Foundations of Special Education and Inclusive Practices

EDUC 558

Current Issues and Legal Aspects of Special Education and Inclusion

EDUC 539

Instructional Methods for Students with Diverse Needs in Inclusive Settings

EDUC 576

Behavior Management in Inclusive Settings

EDUC 594

Research Evaluation and Design

EDUC 559

Instructional Methods for Students with Learning Disabilities and Other Struggling Learners in Inclusive Settings

EDUC 591

Instructional Methods for Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities and Other Low Incidence Disabilities in Inclusive Settings

EDUC 592

Assessment and Evaluation of Diverse Learners

EDUC 660

Outcome-based Instructional Methods in Inclusive Settings

EDUC 625

Serving and Leading in Community and World

 Total Credit Hours:30

In addition to the 30-hour M.Ed. in Special Education program, you can complete additional coursework to meet Nebraska requirements for a K–6 endorsement, 7–12 endorsement or K–12 endorsement. The K–6 and 7–12 endorsements are 42 credit hours each, and the K–12 endorsement consists of 51 credit hours.