Master of Education in Special Education
Kent State University

Program Details

The online Master of Education in Special Education program prepares students to work with exceptional learners in a variety of settings.  The curriculum provides students with advanced understanding of contemporary research and practice issues in special education.  Students develop advanced skills in designing, implementing, and evaluating research-based practices that meet the special education needs of learners with disabilities; understanding the conceptual underpinnings of special education; analyzing contemporary issues surrounding special education and the impact of exceptionality on individuals and their families; and understanding the roles that research plays in special education theory.


  • Must have completed a bachelor’s degree from an accredited university with a GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Resume
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Official transcript(s)
  • Goal statement

Special Accreditation

Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)

School Accreditation Statement

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