Gain initial teacher licensure while earning a Master of Education in Special Education degree.

This online program offers those who do not yet have a teaching license a path to initial licensure, while earning a master's degree from the College of Education and Health Professions.


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Application Deadlines

  • Spring: December 1
  • Summer: April 15
  • Fall: August 1
  • Two internships required at designated school locations.
  • Minimum of 280 contact hours, two semesters.

Learn to assess the needs of and teach K-12 students with disabilities. Program coursework is delivered online to fit your schedule, but internships will take place at public school locations determined by the student and the College of Education and Health Professions. The two internships – each requiring a minimum of 140 contact hours – are required over a period of two semesters.

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Tuition / credit hour $437.54
Fee / credit hour
Library $4.41
Network & Data Systems $12.10
Off-campus $30
Online Facilities $2

Tuition and fees per credit hour reflect fall 2023 rates for students studying completely online. Students in online programs who take an on-campus course will pay on-campus fees, mandatory and college fees, for only the on-campus course.

Endorsement programs are not eligible for financial aid



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