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Master of Education in Special Education

Program Details

The M.Ed. special education degrees and certifications offered through SFA ONLINE provide graduate level preparation for careers in the classroom or in a professional administrative environment. Special education programs at SFA are aligned with national standards for special educators and state standards for special education teachers. The program uses a performance-based assessment system to rate student performance on key assessments in various classes in order to provide data for accreditation and for program improvement.

The graduate program in EC-12 Special Education and the graduate program for educational diagnosticians are both nationally recognized by the Council for Exceptional Children.


  • Undergraduate and graduate (if applicable) transcripts
  • Copy of teacher certifications (if applicable)
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Current resume
  • Essay
  • Video-recorded introduction to the faculty
  • Online interview

Accreditation & Licensing

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges