Master of Education (M.Ed.)

Special Education for Certified Teachers

Early Childhood, Elementary, or Secondary w/ Certification Option

In-Person or Online 36 major credits * 2 or 3 years

As low as

$185/mo

*if using financial aid

How to Pay
Reimbursement Friendly Completion Times • Flexible Online Format
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For

This program is designed to help general educators more effectively work with students with special needs. Participants will learn about assessments for special education students, analysis of data, curriculum design and adaptation, and planning for differentiation.

How You Learn

Online Format: This is an online graduate program. No face-to-face class meetings are required, but students will be engaged in an active and engaging online environment that includes assignments, materials, discussion threads, assessments and/or group activities done electronically. You will finish one 3-credit course every 8 weeks.

Face-to-Face Options are available, please contact the Graduate Information Office at (667) 444-2410.

Career Outcomes

Graduates leave the program equipped with the skills necessary to pass the Praxis examination to add certification as a special educator.

Course Progression and Degree Requirements

M.Ed. Program Option

CourseTitleCredits
ED 690Curriculum Design and Adaptations for Students with Special Needs I3
ED 691Curriculum Design and Adaptations for Students with Special Needs II3
ED 688Educational Assessment and Diagnosis of Students with Special Needs I3
ED 689Educational Assessment and Diagnosis of Students with Special Needs II3
ED 601Theories of Development3
ED 605Research Methods3
ED 606Action Research3
ED 604Contemporary Issues3
ED 651Educating for Character1.5
ED 652Mediation of Conflict1.5
ED 681Curriculum Development for a Multicultural Society3
ED 602Sociological Perspective3
ED 603Personality Development & Self Esteem3
ED 698 ASpecial Project Seminar (includes technology requirement and portfolio completion)1
 Total Credits:36

Post-Master’s Certificate (PDs) Program Option**

CourseTitleCredits
ED 690Curriculum Design and Adaptations for Students with Special Needs I3
ED 691Curriculum Design and Adaptations for Students with Special Needs II3
ED 688Educational Assessment and Diagnosis of Students with Special Needs I3
ED 689Educational Assessment and Diagnosis of Students with Special Needs II3
ED 681Curriculum Development for a Multicultural Society3
ED 602Sociological Perspective3
ED 603Personality Development & Self Esteem3
ED 698 ASpecial Project Seminar (includes technology requirement and portfolio completion)1
 Total Credits:21
Please Note:

This course outline is tentative and is subject to change. Courses may be offered in a different order than outlined above.

**Any Professional Development Certification on its own is not eligible for Financial Aid.