Program Overview

The Master of Education with specialization in Special Education is designed to allow students to pursue graduate-level study in the various areas of special education. Students will complete the prescribed program course of study for 45 credits. The course of study must be completed and approved by a program advisor or committee chair upon completion of 15 credits.

The program is delivered online, with the core courses offered in conjunction with the Master of Education: Literacy. Certified teachers (P-12) or related service personnel who wish to add to their repertoire of strategies for diverse learners in their settings would benefit from this program. The special education majors offered are specifically designed to prepare teachers for meeting the diverse tasks required in teaching individuals with disabilities. Students electing special education teaching must follow one of the outlined programs.

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    Degree Level: Master

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

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    Accreditation & Licensing

    Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities

    School Overview

    Founded in 1891, Central Washington University is a public, four-year institution of higher education, located in the city of Ellensburg, Washington. CWU awards certificates, bachelor’s, and master’s degrees in more than 150 majors and 11 pre-professional programs. Academic divisions include the College of Arts and Humanities, College of Business, College of Education and Professional Studies, and College of the Sciences.

    Central Washington University supports distance education graduate programs, undergraduate programs, minor options, and certificates and endorsements. Students can choose from a number of different online degrees. While most programs are offered online, select programs are hybrid programs.


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