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    Master's Degree in Special Education (M.Ed.)

    The Master of Education in Special Education program provides students with the tools to begin their professional career in teaching. At Colorado Christian University, Master of Education in Special Education graduates develop abilities to integrate complex data from educational theory, practice, applied research, and critical thinking skills needed to discern emerging issues in the field of Special Education.

    To meet the professional needs of candidates, the Master of Education in Special Education program has a range of options, which include a non-licensure or licensure track. The non-licensure track is for candidates who already have a teaching license or for students who are seeking a Generalist Endorsement. For candidates seeking licensure, they may pursue a license either through the Master of Education licensure path or through the Master of Education Alternative Licensing Emphasis.

    Degree Quick Facts

    • 43 credit hours for licensure track; 38 credit hours for non-licensure track
    • Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission
    • Coursework is designed for working professionals and can be completed in as little as five semesters
    • Program provides a special focus on autism spectrum disorders
    • Graduates of the licensure track will obtain a master's degree with a recommendation for Special Education Generalist Licensure
    • Graduates meet the requirements for certification by the Association of Christian Schools International
    • TEACH Grants may be available in high-needs areas for students who complete the licensure track
    • For the licensure track, students can transfer up to 12 graduate-level credit hours from a regionally accredited college or university
    • For the non-licensure track, students can transfer up to 8 graduate-level credit hours from a regionally accredited college or university
    Class Format:

    Courses are typically completed in five-week blocks.

    Tuition:
    See Tuition and Fees for details.
    Emphasis:
    Program Options: Licensure, Non-Licensure, Alternative Licensing Emphasis, Special Education Generalist Endorsement
    Details:
    View Course Catalog
  • Career Opportunities with a Special Education Master's Degree

    The Master of Education in Special Education program at Colorado Christian University covers a range of traditional and innovative approaches to education that support best practices and strategic collaboration for leading public and private K-12 education. This education master's degree is ideal for those with the desire to improve special education in education systems.

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