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 are able to start the M.Ed. in Special Education application process and enter into the program at multiple points in the 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 your resume or Curriculum Vitae through the online application process.
  • Submit your program-specific essay through the online application process.
  • Submit an official transcript that reflects a bachelor’s or master’s degree from an 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.
  • Obtain one professional recommendation.
  • 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 apply to the Colorado Department of Education (CDE). The CDE determines the areas in which a candidate is qualified to teach.
  • After a candidate has received approval from the CDE, the candidate must secure a teaching position in a public or accredited private school.

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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