Special Education, Master of Education

Available: On Campusand Online

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The Master of Education in Special Education is designed to prepare professional educators with advanced competencies related to the field of special education. This program provides students with the knowledge, skills, and dispositions needed to apply research, methods, and recommended practices for the effective assessment and instruction of learners with special needs in diverse school and community settings.

This program's course of study also provides the academic foundations necessary for an Educational Diagnostician Certification. Evening classes are offered at the main campus and The Woodlands Center.

The program consists of five paths:

  1. Master in Special Education (Online)
  2. Master in Special Education (Transition)
  3. Master in Special Education (Ed. Diagnostician)
  4. Master in Special Education (Leadership)
  5. Master in Special Education (Bilingual Educational Diagnosticians)

Traditional Path Options: 

Bilingual Program Path Options:

Program Breakdown

Brief breakdown of the type, or types, of degree available, their length, available enrollment, and estimated cost.
Category Summary
Length 36 Credit Hours
Required Courses Master of Education in Special Education (MEd): All Paths
Enrollment Spring, Summer, Fall
Costs Rates Per Semester
Admission Requirements Application Materials

Application Deadlines

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

Please note that application deadlines will occasionally change. Please contact your academic advisor (listed in the contact section) for confirmation on application deadlines.

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