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Special Education M.Ed. Online Program

Format: Online
Credit Hours: 36
Entry Term: Summer

A fully online program, the M.Ed. in Special Education is designed for individuals who currently hold a Georgia level four Certificate or equivalent in Special Education with certification in one of the following concentration areas:

  • Adaptive Curriculum 
  • General Curriculum

The special education master’s program can be completed in either one year (Sum/Fall/Spg/Sum) or over two years.

This master’s program courses are based upon the concept of developmentally appropriate practices and the value of diverse, intensive field experiences working with diverse student populations. Find out what you’ll learn to discover if it’s the right fit for you.

The program is approved by the Georgia Professional Standards Commission (PSC) and meets the PSC’s certificate upgrade requirements.

(Note: Individuals seeking initial certification and those who hold non-renewable or provisional teacher certification, should pursue the Teaching M.A.T. degree rather than this Master in Special Education [M.Ed.] degree program.

Admission Information

The Georgia Southern University Office of Graduate Admissions oversees the application process for graduate students. Please review the links below for admission requirements and deadlines.

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Courses and Curriculum

Accelerated Bachelor’s to Master’s (ABM) program

If you are a bachelor’s degree student interested in the Special Education M.Ed. program, you may be eligible for an accelerated bachelor’s to master’s (ABM) program. ABM programs allow you to begin graduate studies in the senior year of your bachelor’s degree so you can accelerate completion of a graduate degree. You’ll earn both a bachelor’s and a graduate degree faster. And since any graduate courses taken as an undergraduate are billed at the undergraduate tuition rate, you’ll save money too.

Learn more about accelerated bachelor’s to master’s programs.

Graduate Advising

Academic Advisor, Armstrong Campus
T. David Henry
University Hall 250-C

Professional Certification Disclosure

The College of Education anticipates that graduates of the M.Ed. Special Education program will seek state licenses or certifications.

The program listed above leads to a Georgia Certificate Upgrade. Visit the Georgia Professional Standards Commission for more information. The College of Education has not determined where its programs will qualify a graduate to take the required exams in other states or territories. Check the requirements of your state or territory using the link provided.

For all Online Programs:

Federal Law requires colleges and universities to make certain disclosures to prospective students of these programs. These disclosures include information on the University’s authority to operate outside of Georgia, complaint processes, adverse actions, and refunds.

For required disclosures in general with regard to online programs offered by the University, visit the Office of Legal Affairs website.

Last updated: 6/22/2023