Traditional Master Program in Special Education

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Special Education M.Ed.

The traditional Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Special Education is a 30-hour program that provides advanced study for teachers who already hold a Class B certificate in any field of education. The program can be completed entirely online, although some of the courses are offered online or with options for meeting online or on campus. Upon completion of the program, students are eligible for the Class A, K-6 or 6-12 Collaborative Teacher Certificate.

Traditional M.Ed. Course of Study Collaborative Teacher K-6

Traditional M.Ed. Course of Study Collaborative Teacher 6-12

Admission Requirements

  1. A bachelor's degree from accredited institution of higher education documented on an official transcript from degree granting institution.
  2. A valid bachelor's-level (Class B) Professional Educator Certificate in any teaching field.
  3. Official Transcripts from all university, college, and post-secondary institutions you attended must be mailed to:
    University of South Alabama Transcript Processing Center
    P.O. Box 9218
    Watertown, MA 02471
    (Note: Students who attended and/or graduated from the University of South Alabama are not required to submit a USA transcript.)
  4. GPA Requirement:
    • Regular Admission-requires a minimal grade-point average of 2.75 on a 4.0 scale based on GPA calculated from degree granting institution.
    • Provisional Admission-requires a minimal grade-point average of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale based on GPA calculated from degree granting institution; or 2.75 GPA based on the last 60 semester hours of undergraduate coursework; or a Graduate Record Examination (GRE) Test score or Miller Analogies Test (MAT) score at or above the 50th percentile.
  5. Personal statement on applicant's career goals and purpose for graduate study (upload document within application).

To apply - click here to get to the Admissions login page.


Academic Advisor:

Abigail Baxter, Ph.D.
Special Education
Ph: (251) 380-2767
abaxter@southalabama.edu