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

Geographic Restrictions

Not all of Kent State's online programs are available in every state. Students should check prior to enrollment.