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Special Education Master's Degree, 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's 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.


TEACH Grant

Since special education teachers are considered a high need, students in CCU's special education licensure programs may be eligible for the TEACH grant. Learn more on our Scholarships website.


Program Options

The M.Ed. in Special Education offers several program options to meet specific educator needs.
  • Special Education Licensure Track: Candidates seeking licensure as special educators may pursue a license either through the Master of Education licensure path or through the one-year Master of Education Alternative Licensing Emphasis.
  • Special Education Non-licensure Track: The non-licensure track is for candidates who already have a teaching license and are seeking a Generalist Endorsement or for those who merely wish to have a Master of Education in Special Education degree.
  • Special Education Alternative Licensing Emphasis: CCU is authorized by the Colorado Department of Education to offer a one-year program for non-licensed teachers who are teaching in a Colorado public or private school.
  • Special Education Generalist Endorsement: Students who complete this track will be eligible to receive a Special Education Endorsement on their Colorado teaching license but will not earn a full master’s degree.

Jobs 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 special needs education that supports best practices and strategic collaboration for leading public and private K-12 education. This special education master's degree is ideal for those who want to improve special education programs in education systems.

Fill out the request info section on this page for prospective students looking for more information regarding CCU's admission requirements, online curriculum, financial aid, and transfer credit policy.


Professional Licensure Disclosure

Colorado Christian University offers several academic programs which lead to professional licensure in the state of Colorado and, in some programs, prepare students for a national exam. All students should be aware that states vary in their educational and professional requirements depending on the profession. Some states require specific educational requirements, clinical requirements, accreditation requirements, or exam requirements. See professional licensure disclosures for details.

State Exclusions for Online Students

Colorado Christian University is required by the U.S. Department of Education to be in compliance with state laws regarding where we can offer distance and/or online education. The College of Adult and Graduate Studies at Colorado Christian University offers courses to online students in all states with some exceptions for specific academic programs.

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