Master of Education in Special Education
Chair, Early Childhood and Special Education
A Master's degree in Special Education allow students to choose among a focus in special education in the areas of early intervention, preschool special needs, high incidence conditions (e.g. learning disability, mental retardation, emotional disturbance), severe disabilities (e.g. physical, cognitive and social-emotional), transition, and behavior disorders. This graduate program can be linked to teacher certification requirements in Ohio and Michigan. The location of the university offers students opportunities to work with children/adults who have a wide range of abilities in a variety of school settings and intervention programs.
OF SPECIAL INTEREST
Specific endorsements also may be added to current Ohio Dept. of Education teacher licenses. These endorsements include Preschool Special Need Endorsement, , and the Transition to Work (TTW) Endorsement . Certification from the Ohio Dept. of MR/DD as an Early Intervention Specialist (birth to age 3) is an option for persons who hold degrees in a number of different areas (e.g. education, nursing, psychology, social work, etc…).
Several focus areas in this degree may be complete 100% online!
The Master’s Degree in Special Education (MEd) is a 36-hour program.
- College core - 12 hours
- Specialization - 18 hours
- Culminating Activity - 6 hours
APPLICATION AND ADMISSIONS DEADLINES
Admissions are ongoing. Applications are processed as they come in. It is recommended that a student applies a minimum of two months before the start of a term. Students may begin the degree in any term.
- a bachelors degree from an accredited four-year institution, submission of transcripts
- overall grade point average on 2.7 in all undergraduate work
- three letters of recommendation
- a written statement of purpose