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Master of Education / Special Education

Program Details

The online Master of Education in Special Education program is designed to enhance the teaching strategies of K-12 Special Education teachers or teachers who serve students with disabilities.  The curriculum helps educators learn curricular and instructional methodologies and guidelines for effective behavior management, assistive technology, and transitional programming.  Another major focus is Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), including managing behavior and instructional strategies.


  • Completion of a teacher education program with a bachelor's degree from a regionally-accredited college or university, verified on original transcripts
  • Indication of academic success: 3.0 overall GPA in a completed undergraduate program
  • A copy of a current teaching license
  • Verification of a full-time teaching position as evidenced by letter from school in which teacher is practicing
  • Two letters of reference
  • A statement and explanation of professional goals
  • Verification of ongoing access to computer technology, including email and Internet

Accreditation & Licensing

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission