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Master’s Programs

Master of Education in Special Education (M.Ed.)

Graduate study is offered in special education which may lead to the Master of Education in Special Education (M.Ed.). For those who have earned a bachelor's degree in education, the Master of Education in Special Education (M.Ed.) provides advanced preparation for teachers in the field of special education.

The program of study provides maximum flexibility for each graduate student in designing a program which will meet professional objectives. Upon acceptance, each candidate is assigned a major professor to assist in designing an appropriate program of study. The M.Ed. includes a minimum requirement of 36 credit hours. Each candidate is required to pass a written comprehensive examination. Typically, the comprehensive examination is taken during the last semester of graduate study.

Certifications in Special Education

The M.Ed. program provides an opportunity for the candidate to pursue many different certifications in the field of special education:

  • Mild/Moderate Disabilities
  • Significant Disabilities
  • Early Intervention
  • Deaf/Hard of Hearing
  • Gifted/Talented Education