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Master of Arts in Education / Special Education

Program Details

Eastern Kentucky University offers an online Master of Arts in Education with a specialization in Special Education. Students of this program learn skills needed to help their own students with disabilities effectively learn according to what they need. The program prepares individuals for leading strong classrooms despite differences and learning challenges.


Students pursuing this option must hold certification in their area of advanced study. Program graduates certified in Kentucky will be eligible to apply for the Kentucky Teacher Leader Endorsement and advancement in Rank.

  • Have an undergraduate GPA of 3.0 overall or a 3.25 in the last 60 hours completed
  • or have a verbal score of 150 and a qualitative score of 140 on the GRE
  • or have a score of 389 on the Miller Analogies Test (MAT)
  • Applicants with cumulative undergraduate GPA’s of 3.0 or higher, or 3.25 or higher in their last 60 hours of undergraduate work are exempt from the GRE/MAT requirement

Accreditation & Licensing

Accrediting Council for Continuing Education and Training,Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE)

The Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)