The MEd in Special Education – Moderate to Severe (ITL) program from Grand Canyon University prepares graduates for initial teaching licensure. This master’s in special education online concludes with a full-time 15-week student teaching experience with a certified special educator in the student’s local community.
Students will study topics ranging from ethical and legal practices to diagnosis and assessment in special education. The program is focused on preparing teachers for success in serving students with moderate to severe special needs. Graduates will be able to serve as special education teachers in public, charter, and private schools; teach at a hospital; or become a residential service provider.
Some of the topics explored in this degree program include:
- Developmentally appropriate teaching skills
- Collaboration strategies
- Communication and behavior strategies
- Assistive technology
- Classroom management methods
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School Accreditation & Licensing
Grand Canyon University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (hlcommission.org), an institutional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
Program Requirements & Restrictions
Minimum EducationBachelor Degree
Recommended GPA2.8 or above (4.0 scale)
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