Master of Education in Special Education
Coastal Carolina University

Program Details

The online Master of Education in Special Education program is designed to advance the careers of licensed teachers who seek expertise in special education content knowledge.  The program prepares graduate students to advance as leaders in school districts or at the state education agency level, teach foundational college courses in special education, conduct collaborative research, and improve student outcomes among learners with disabilities.  Coursework is related to special education legislation, applied behavior analysis, instructional design, assessment, functional behavior analysis, and educational research.  Concentrations are available in:

  • Specific Learning Disabilities
  • Emotional Disabilities
  • Intellectual Disabilities
  • Severe Disabilities


  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Official transcripts
  • An undergraduate GPA of 3.0 OR a minimum scores on the GRE (minimum score of 286 with no less than 146 on the verbal and 140 on the quantitative portions) OR report of a minimum score (388) on the MAT 
  • Evidence of teacher certification

Special Accreditation

Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)

School Accreditation Statement

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges