Master of Education in Special Education

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Praxis Core


A practicum is required at a designated school location


Credit Hours


≈ to Complete

More courses are required for initial licensure or added endorsements or certificates.

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  Application Deadlines

  • Spring: November 1
  • Summer: April 15
  • Fall: July 1


Tuition / credit hour $437.54
Fee / credit hour  
Library $3.41
Network & Data Systems $11.10
Off-campus $30
Online Facilities $2

Tuition and fees per credit hour reflect fall 2021 rates for students studying completely online. If an online student takes a course on campus, tuition and fees will differ.

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Teach Students with Disabilities

Earn a master's degree and gain the skills and knowledge needed to teach students with disabilities. This Special Education (SPED) master's program offers two paths:

  1. For those with a current teaching licenses - earn a master's degree and course credit needed to apply for an endorsement in special education through the Arkansas Department of Education
  2. For those who need teaching licenses - earn a master's degree and coursework needed to apply for initial licensure in special education through the Arkansas Department of Education

Courses are delivered via the Internet, allowing for the flexibility to pursue educational goals at a time and place that fits individual schedules. The practicum course takes place in the public schools. Chosen licensure endorsements and graduate certificates can be embedded into the Special Education program, which received national recognition from the Council for Exceptional Children. 

Generally, for admission in the M.Ed. in Special Education, the cumulative GPA in the last 60 hours taken should be 3.0 or higher and a standardized core knowledge test, which could include the GRE or core PRAXIS.

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Licensure options

While earning your master's degree, you can choose to embed coursework required for:

Wendy Karcher

It worked with my schedule, and gave me more flexibility. If I knew something for school was coming up in about 3 weeks that was going to take up a lot of my time, I could work ahead."

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Wendy Karcher
Fayetteville, AR

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Do you need a teaching license?

See the Special Education Initial Licensure program

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