Traditional Master Program in Special Education


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 Traditional M.Ed. program

  • Application and all supporting documents must be received prior to the semester of entry deadline. Application and semester deadlines are available at
  • Official transcripts from each institution attended since high school, regardless of whether credit was earned.
  • Scores on either MAT or GRE (including the Analytical writing section). Scores must be from exam taken within the last 5 years.
  • Copy of valid Alabama Class B Professional Certificate in any field of certification.
  • Three letters of recommendation attesting to your scholarship and/or professional abilities.
  • Two page narrative on your career goals and purpose for graduate study.
  • A resumé of professional experiences.


 Academic Advisor:          

Abigail Baxter, Ph.D.
Special Education
Ph: (251) 380-2767