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Special Education (SPED), M.Ed. 

The Master of Education degree in Special Education is designed for licensed educators who are looking to add Mild/Moderate Special Education (K-12) to their existing educator license. This degree is not intended for licensed educators who have completed initial teacher preparation programs in this field at the undergraduate level. 

This program is aligned with the Council of Exceptional Children Standards for graduate degree programs leading to initial licensure and provides quality teacher training and preparation to meet the needs of special education students in K-12 classrooms. Candidates can choose from two delivery methods: Traditional (16-week courses) or Online (MC7 Program--see below). 

MC7 Online Program Option

With the launch of the MC7 online delivery system in summer 2017, courses are arranged in a specific sequence and are offered in five (5), 7-week terms which correspond with the fall (fall term 1 & 2), spring (spring term 1 & 2), and summer (summer term 1 & 2) semesters. The MC7 course rotation has been constructed to allow candidates who are full time (typically 2 classes per 7-week term) to complete their coursework in 10 months. For those students choosing part time (typically 1 class per 7-week term), the coursework can be completed in 20 months.

For additional information regarding the MC7 online program option including the course descriptions and rotation, please use the link provided below.

MC7 Master of Education in Special Education


  • Dr. Stephanie Henderson
    Chair & Program Special Ed. M.Ed. Coordinator,
    Department of Teacher Education & Leadership
    Lowrey 209