Judith Herb College of Education

Online Degrees and Endorsements

All programs and endorsements listed below are offered online.


Ph.D. in Special Education (ONLINE)

The doctoral program in curriculum and instruction, special education is designed to prepare special education professionals to assume leadership positions in the field.  

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This doctoral program is the only online doctoral program in special education that has been approved by the Ohio Council of Graduate Schools and represents a rigorous and challenging program of study that will prepare individuals who wish to assume positions as academic leaders in educational or early intervention systems at the local, regional, state or national level.

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Fast Track Early Childhood Bachelor’s Degree Program (degree only)

This program can be completed in 4 semesters of full-time study, with no summers. Each semester consists of a 16-semester hour module of coursework and job-embedded field experiences, meaning you will complete field-based activities in your classroom, during your work hours. This is a non-licensure program.

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Higher Education Online Master’s Program

The Higher Education master’s program prepares students to become leaders who will shape the future of American public and private higher education. Postsecondary education administrators work in colleges, universities, community colleges, and technical and trade schools.

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Master of Education in Early Childhood Education

UT’s online master’s degree in early childhood education (non-licensure track) combines the latest in theory, research, and practice methods to help children thrive individually and as part of an engaged community.

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Master of Education in Special Education (Early Childhood)

A Master’s Degree in Special Education — Early Childhood (M.Ed.) from The University of Toledo is designed to help tomorrow’s teachers be more effective in the classroom. This degree is focused in early childhood special education (ages birth to 6 years of age).

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Transition to Work Endorsement

The Transition-to-Work (TTW) endorsement program is designed for teachers who are licensed as intervention specialists in special education or as vocational educators.

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Preschool Special Needs Endorsement

Preschool Special Needs Endorsement (PSNE) program is designed around the competencies identified by the Ohio Board of Regents/Department of Education. The online PSNE provides teachers with the foundational courses and field experiences necessary to work effectively and successfully with preschool aged children with disabilities in a variety of settings.

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Gifted and Talented (GT) ENDORSEMENT

The GT Endorsement (State of Ohio) teaching license enhancement, provides holders with specific training in the nature and needs of Gifted, Talented and Creative (GTC) students. The program is moving toward a fully on-line offering base, and provides opportunity for degree seekers to work with GTC children during our GT@UT Summer Camp. 

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Last Updated: 7/17/19