Online Master of Education in Special Education

Online Master of Education in Special Education

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Offered by:
College of Education and Health Professions

Program at a Glance

  • 100 Percent Online  
    A practicum is required at a designated school location
  • 36 Credit hours; more courses are required for additional licensure or certificate requirements
  • Completion time is about 2 years
  • GRE required

Application Deadlines

  • Spring: December 1
  • Summer: April 15
  • Fall: August 1

Estimated Cost

  • $409.94 Tuition
  • $2.70 Library Fee
  • $10.48 Network & Data Systems Fee
  • $30 Off-Campus fee
*Tuition and fees per credit hour reflect fall 2016 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

The coursework of the M.Ed. in Special Education programs prepares teachers to work with students with disabilities. It is delivered via the Internet, allowing for the opportunity to pursue educational goals at a time and place that fits individual schedules. The practicum course takes place in the public schools.

Program 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 the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores should be at or around the 50th percent for the Verbal Reasoning Score, Qualitative Reasoning Score, and Analytical Writing.


This program offers three foci:

Scholarship / Grant

Program Coordinator

  • Marcia B. Imbeau, Ph.D, Professor of Special Education Curriculum and Instruction

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Before planning on completing your internship/practicum/clinical in Colorado, please contact Jeremiah Wax ( as some limitations may apply.