Traditional Master Program in Special Education
Special Education M.Ed.
The traditional Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Special Education is a 30-hour program
that provides advanced study for teachers who already hold a Class B certificate in
any field of education. The program can be completed entirely online, although some
of the courses are offered online or with options for meeting online or on campus.
Upon completion of the program, students are eligible for the Class A, K-6 or 6-12
Collaborative Teacher Certificate.
- A bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution of higher education.
*USA students applying to a USA graduate program in the College of Education and Professional Studies should complete a transcript request form (PDF) found on the University Registrar's Office website.
In the Name/Organization field for the transcript recipient write, "USA Graduate School". There is no charge associated with this request. This option applies only to USA transcripts for students applying to USA graduate programs.
- GPA Requirement: A minimum overall grade-point-average (GPA) of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale based on the
GPA used as the basis for granting the degree and posted on the official transcript
from a regionally accredited institution at the time the degree was earned OR a 2.5
GPA on the last 60 semester hours of undergraduate course work posted on the official
transcript from a regionally accredited institution at the time the degree was earned.
GPA Exception: Individuals who have earned a bachelor 's degree from a regionally accredited institution at the time the degree was earned and who do not have a qualifying GPA for admission may seek admission based on a qualifying score of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or the Miller Analogies Test (MAT). For the GRE, this standard is defined as having a score at the 50th percentile on all of the following subtests: Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. For the Miller Analogies Test, students must have a score at or above the 50th percentile based on the total group percentile rank score. For Alternative Class A programs, applicants must submit a qualifying alternate score on the Alabama-prescribed Praxis subject-area test
- A valid bachelor’s-level Class B Professional Educator Certificate in any teaching
- Personal statement on applicant's career goals and purpose for graduate study.
Abigail Baxter, Ph.D.
Ph: (251) 380-2767