M.Ed. in Special Education Admissions

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Admission to the M.Ed. in Special Education Program

Admission to the Master of Education in Special Education program is selective. Applicants are evaluated on the basis of previous academic performance, personal and professional accomplishments and goals, and strength of character. Each applicant is carefully evaluated for his or her ability to contribute to the program. A strong desire to complete graduate-level work in a Christ-centered, biblically-based community is fundamental.

Application Deadlines

Education graduate students may start the M.Ed. in Special Education application process and enter into the program at the beginning of the fall and spring semesters each academic year. You should complete the admission process as early as possible so you will have adequate time to work with an advisor and qualify for financial aid.

Admission Requirements

  • Complete the graduate admission application online.
  • Submit an official transcript that reflects a bachelor’s or master’s degree from a regionally accredited institution.
  • Admission requirements for Special Education include a minimum undergraduate grade point average of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale. Applicants with an undergraduate grade point average between 2.0 and 2.49 will be admitted on a conditional admit (CAD) basis for the first semester. CAD students must maintain a 3.0 GPA or better in their first nine (9) credits to remain in the program.
  • Complete an admission interview with M.Ed. in Special Education program personnel.
Additional Requirements for Licensure
  • A background check must be completed. (Required for program admission in order to be placed in an internship and student teaching.)
Additional Requirements for Alternative Licensure Emphasis
  • Candidates must have earned a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university.
  • Candidates must obtain a teaching position in a Colorado private or public school
  • Candidates must complete and submit an Alternative Teacher Application to CDE to request either a Colorado Alternative Teacher License or an Interim Authorization issued specifically for alternative teacher preparation. Follow the guidelines outlined in Alternative Teacher Pathway Requirements using the link below. *More information will be given during the interview process with SEP representative.

To submit application-related materials that were not already submitted through the online application, email them to AdmissionsSupport@securemail.ccu.edu or mail them to:

Colorado Christian University
Attn: Registrar's Office/Transcripts
8787 W. Alameda Ave.
Lakewood, CO 80226

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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