The online Master of Education in Special Education program provides teachers at the graduate level with the tools needed to support exceptional learners’ educational needs in K-12 schools. Students will learn strategies and methods for teaching and leading children with special learning needs. The curriculum provides learners with the content, knowledge, and skills needed to assess, instruct, and provide behavioral support for exceptional learners from an inclusive, collaborative perspective.
Official transcripts from all colleges/universities attended
Undergraduate GPA of 3.0 (institutional bachelor's degree) requires no GRE
Undergraduate GPA between 2.5 and 2.99 (institutional bachelor's degree) requires a qualifying GRE by the third course
For those applicants within the 2.5-2.99 range in the institutional bachelor's degree, a last 60 hour count will be performed and if the derived GPA is 3.0 or higher, the applicant will be granted admission on the no-GRE status
Applicants with a GPA below 2.5 in the institutional bachelor's will not be admitted
Students must have a valid state-issued teaching certificate upon enrolling in the program
Applicants must have at least two years of teaching experience
Accreditation & Licensing
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)
At this time, Lamar University is authorized to offer the online program to Texas and the following out-of-state students in which the University has been granted an exemption: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Carolina, South Dakota, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Wisconsin and Wyoming.
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