Master of Education in Special Education
East Central University

Program Details

An online Master of Education in Special Education from East Central University explores the unique learning abilities and psychological requirements of children with disabilities. Our curriculum explores the teaching methods and various technologies, and ethical and legal considerations necessary to work in special education. Topics covered include behavior modification, cultural diversity and dignity and responsive teaching.

The curriculum is designed based on the Council for Exceptional Children's Initial Professional Standards for Special Educators and Initial Practice-Based Preparation Standards for Special Educators and consists of 32 credit hours. In addition to our in-depth coursework, you'll have access to our interactive platform, which allows you to network with other students and make connections with fellow professionals. You'll also complete practicum experiences with children at various academic functioning levels before you begin student teaching.

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Program Accreditation & Licensing

Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)

School Accreditation & Licensing

East Central University is accredited by:

Higher Learning Commission (HLC)

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Bachelor Degree

Recommended GPA

2.5 or above (4.0 scale)

Application Requirements

Statement of Purpose/Intent, Recommendation/Reference Letter(s), Official College Transcript(s)

Additional Info

East Central University’s College of Education is accredited nationally by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education. For more information about NCATE, which is now the Council for the Accreditation of Education Preparation, please visit