Master of Education in Exceptional Children & Youth / Autism/Severe Disabilities
University of Delaware

Program Details

The University of Delaware’s online M.Ed. in Exceptional Children and Youth (Special Education) is designed to develop professional educators committed to careers that involve children, youth, and adults with disabilities. This program is appropriate for teachers with a teaching certificate in either general or special education who wish to develop advanced knowledge and skills. The program may also be appropriate for individuals who are not teachers but have other experience in the disability field and wish to pursue an advanced degree only.

There are two concentrations in the online M.Ed.:

  • K-12 Special Education
  • Autism/Severe Disabilities


  • A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university
  • An undergraduate cumulative grade index of 3.0 or higher
  • A graduate cumulative grade index of at least 3.5 if graduate courses were taken
  • Transcripts of all previous academic work at the undergraduate and graduate level
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • A resume
  • Essay question responses

Special Accreditation

Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)

School Accreditation Statement

Middle States Commission on Higher Education