Online Master of Education Degree in Special Education

We have recently updated our online Master of Education Degree in Special Education.

The following is an overview of the revised program:

The 30 credit hour online Master of Education Degree in Special Education* is designed to enhance the teaching strategies of K-12 Special Education teachers or teachers who serve students with disabilities. It is a curricular and instructional methodologies-based degree following IDEA guidelines, and includes behavior management, assistive technology and transitional programming. Another major focus is Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), including managing behavior and instructional strategies. This online Master of Education degree can be completed in two years.

Online Master of Education Degree Benefits

  • Convenient – Study at home or school.
  • Affordable – Priced to fit an educator’s budget.
  • Valuable – Use this fully-accredited degree for career advancement.
  • Enjoyable – View video (DVD) of master teachers applying course content in real classrooms.
  • Rewarding – Apply what you have learned to help all your students succeed.
  • Collaborative – Share the excitement of learning with your faculty mentor and colleagues.

Online Master of Education Degree Delivery

This master’s degree is offered as an online program. During a two-year period, a cohort of teachers participate in 30 credit hours of continuously-sequenced coursework to complete the degree. An accelerated option is available.

Courses are listed below. Choose the Course Descriptions link in the left columnof this  page to view complete descriptions of all courses.

Online Master of Education Degree Coursework

Special Education

EDUC5130 Introduction to Choice Theory: Teaching Students Responsible Behavior 3 s.h.
EDUC5410 Collaborative Study of the Mild/Moderate Disabilities 3 s.h.
EDUC5423 Special Education Methods 3 s.h.
EDUC5430 Managing Student Learning and Behavior 3 s.h.
EDUC5441 Autism Spectrum Disorders 3 s.h.
EDUC5451 Developing and Facilitating Effective Special Education Professional Development Experiences 3 s.h.
EDUC5460 Educational Assessment 3 s.h.
EDUC5470 Remedial Math Methods 3 s.h.
EDUC6100 Classroom Inquiry and Action Research 3 s.h.
EDUC6110 Classroom Inquiry and Action Research Practicum 3 s.h.

*There is no licensure with this degree. Each student should check with their individual state to determine special education licensure requirements.

Our online Master of Education Degree has multiple start dates per year. Please contact our School of Education Admissions Representative for tuition and application deadline dates. Group rates are also available.

Questions? Contact us at: 

Jeanette Calipetro, MEd,
Admissions Representative
Graceland University
1401 W. Truman Rd.
Independence, MO 64050

816.423.4716 (local)
800.833.0524, ext. 4716 (toll-free)