Online Master of Education in Special Education

Online Master of Education in Special Education

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

Estimated Cost

  • $420.19 Tuition
  • $2.84 Library fee
  • $10.73 Network & Data Systems fee
  • $30 Off-Campus fee

Tuition and fees per credit hour reflect fall 2018 rates for students studying completely online. If an online student takes a course on campus, tuition and fees will differ.

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Offered by:
College of Education and Health Professions

Teach Students with Disabilities

The coursework of the M.Ed. in Special Education programs prepares teachers with a current license 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. All graduate certificates and licensure endorsements can be embedded into the Special Education master's degree program.

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 a standardized core knowledge test, which could include the GRE, the ACT, or core PRAXIS.


Focus areas

This program offers focus areas:


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."

Wendy Karcher
Fayetteville, AR

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Do you need a teaching license?

See the Special Education Initial Licensure program