Master of Education in Special Education / Moderate to Severe (NITL)
Grand Canyon University

Program Details

The MEd in Special Education – Moderate to Severe (NITL) program from Grand Canyon University is designed to prepare individuals to help educate children with special needs. This degree is identical to the ITL program except that it does not include the student teaching component required for licensure.

Students will learn classroom management methods, classroom structures, and educational planning for children with moderate to severe special needs. Courses in this master’s in Special Education online cover topics in ethical and legal practices, collaboration, diagnosis, and assessment. Graduates will be prepared to create and implement individualized education plans to accommodate specific student needs.

The curriculum of this master’s degree program includes studies of:

  • Assessment and eligibility
  • Adaptive communication
  • Methods of teaching functional mathematics, science, and language arts
  • Postsecondary transitional planning for moderate to severe exceptionalities

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School Accreditation & Licensing

Grand Canyon University is accredited by:

Higher Learning Commission (HLC)

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Bachelor Degree

Recommended GPA

2.8 or above (4.0 scale)

Applicaton Requirements

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