The M.Ed. in Special Education is an online and cohort-based program that enrolls a new cohort of experienced general education teachers each summer. The Special Education degree program is structured, completing the 36 credit-hour programs in six semesters (two years). The M.Ed. in Special Education has been approved by the Georgia Professional Standards Commission (GaPSC) and meets the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) standards.
The Special Education degree coursework is entirely online and taught by graduate faculty utilizing technology to provide synchronous and asynchronous content delivery, feedback, and supervision as you complete field experience in your current work setting.
This online master’s degree in Special Education General Curriculum will prepare you to serve students with disabilities in various teaching and leadership roles in P-12 schools. The program includes three electives to provide content delivery for your interest (e.g., autism, preschool special education, reading, and English to speakers of other languages)
The Master's in Special Education degree prepares practicing educators to be teacher-leaders in Special Education - General Curriculum. The program provides initial certification in special education for experienced educators in other fields and prepares teachers to educate an increasingly diverse population of students in Georgia through inclusive practices.
The program of study in the M.Ed. in Special Education - General Curriculum begins with an inclusive core of course work in curriculum development, collaborative practices, and content area teaching strategies in reading and writing. Upon completing the program, you may also become eligible to receive an endorsement in Reading or ESOL or a graduate certificate in Autism Spectrum Disorder.
Program Format: Online
Number of Credit Hours: 36 Total Hours
Entry Terms: Summer
Time to Complete: Two-year Program
To complete the Master's in Special Education, you must
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Maximized Content Delivery — Coursework utilizes technology to provide synchronous and asynchronous content, feedback and supervision.
100% Online — The M.Ed. in Special Education is entirely online, providing you with flexibility for a balanced work-learn life.
Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) Approved — This master's degree program meets the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) standards to prepare you to serve students with disabilities in a variety of teaching and leadership roles.
A Master's of Education in Special Education degree can lead to various professional jobs such as:
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