Master of Education in Special Education
Northwestern College Iowa

Program Details

The online Master of Education in Special Education program is designed to improve teachers’ abilities to educate and inspire students with special learning needs.  The curriculum is based on a Christian foundation and teaches effective strategies and methods for creating meaningful learning experiences for all students, regardless of disabilities.  Graduates are equipped for leadership roles in assessment, instructional strategies, and evidence-based practices.  The program prepares graduates for career opportunities as specialists or consultants.


  • A Baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution
  • Minimum undergraduate cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale 
  • Degrees from colleges accredited by the Association for Biblical Higher Education [ABHE] or affiliated with the Transnational Association of Christian Colleges & Universities [TRACS] will be considered on a case-by-case basis
  • Official transcripts 
  • Provide a copy of teaching license

Special Accreditation

Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)

School Accreditation Statement

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