Master of Education in Special Education
Lamar University

Program Details

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

Special Accreditation

Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)

School Accreditation Statement

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges