Online Master of Education Degree in Special Education

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

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 less than 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.
  • 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 the program, a cohort of teachers participate in 30 credit hours of sequenced coursework to complete the degree. An accelerated option is available.

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



Online Master of Education Degree Coursework

Questions? Please contact us: 

Admissions Team
Graceland University
1401 W. Truman Rd.
Independence, MO 64050

800.833.0524, ext. 4716

Special Education

EDUC5100 Strategies for Collaboration
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.
EDUC5460 Educational Assessment 3 s.h.
EDUC5520 Developing and Facilitating Effective Professional Development Experiences 3 s.h.
EDUC6100 Classroom Inquiry and Action Research 3 s.h.
EDUC6110 Classroom Inquiry and Action Research Practicum 3 s.h.
Graduate-level Education Electives 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.