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Master of Education in Special Education, MEd

Program Information

Educate to Elevate. Educate to Empower. Educate to Inspire.

The fully online Master of Education in Special Education will provide you with the tools to elevate your teaching career. Our dedicated professors will help you expand your understanding of behavior management and instructional techniques for special needs students. This online master’s degree is for K-12 teachers seeking to become special education teachers with our initial certification or enhance their understanding of exceptional education techniques through the use of evidence-based strategies, behavior techniques. The program has an emphasis on behavior management and techniques used in classroom instruction. You will graduate prepared to innovate your teaching practice and help your students grow. Join us, and share your love for learning.


Application, Funding, and Support


Applicants for the Master of Education in Special Education must apply to and meet all criteria for admission to the ISU Graduate School and all college requirements for admission and retention.

Individuals applying for admission to the Master of Education in Special Education must meet the following admission requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university in the United States, or its equivalent from a school in another country.
  • Grade point average of 3.0 or higher for all upper division credits taken at the undergraduate level.
  • No GRE required for admission at this time.
  • Applications for a Fall start will be given priority if submitted by June 15
  • Applications for a Spring start will be given priority if submitted by November 15 and,
  • Applications for a Summer start will be given priority if submitted by April 15.

See the ISU Graduate Catalog for information on other policies, including admission, transfer credits, enrollment status, maximum course loads, graduation deadlines, etc.

Career Opportunities

Alternative School Education Educator

Charter School Literacy Specialist

Community College Developmental Assessment

Community Human Exceptionality Consultant

Higher Education Developmental Educator

Instructional Coach

Resource Teacher

Special Education Interventionist

Resource Teacher

Private School Special Educator

Public School Special Education Educator