Master of Education in Special Education

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Graceland University is currently updating the Special Education Master of Education degree. It will be available in January 2016, contingent upon the approval and accreditation processes of the university, the State of Missouri and the Higher Learning Commission. The course list and complete course descriptions will not be available until after the accreditation process is complete.

The following is an overview of the revised program: the 30-hour MEd in Special Education* program is designed to enhance the teaching strategies of K-12 Special Education teachers, or for 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 program can be completed in two years. For additional information contact an Admissions Representative.

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



Why do so many teachers love the online master's in special education program?

  • Relevant- Practice research-based strategies designed for your students.
  • Convenient- Learn right on your own desktop.
  • Rewarding- Immediately apply what you have learned to help your students succeed.
  • Collaborative- Share the excitement of learning with your faculty mentor and colleagues, as well as other students, on our Facebook page.
"I have been participating in Graceland University’s online program to complete a master’s degree. I have had nothing but good experiences with the program, courses and professors. The ease with which the university delivers the courses makes it very convenient for a working professional with a family, such as myself, to complete the program. The courses are laid out in a way that allows the student to have a full understanding of the expectations and be able to have constant access to the professor through a variety of communication methods. I would highly recommend this program to anyone who was interested in obtaining a master’s degree. "

- Bonnie Crowell

Unique Features Include:

  • a collaborative cohort field-based learning application.
  • connections between coursework and classroom practice.
  • opportunities to align classroom practice with national standards.

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  • Questions? Please Contact Us:


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