Online M.Ed. Special Education

Program Description

This is a fully online option for M.Ed.in Special Education: General Curriculum. This program enrolls a new cohort of experienced general education teachers each summer. It is structured so cohort candidates complete the 36 credit-hour master’s degree program in six semesters (two years). 

No on-campus attendance is required. Online coursework is taught by graduate faculty utilizing technology to provide synchronous and/or asynchronous content delivery, feedback, and supervision as candidates complete field experience at their current work setting.

The online master’s degree in Special Education: General Curriculum prepares candidates to serve students with disabilities in inclusive settings in P-12 schools. Three electives are included in the program to provide content delivery for candidates’ individual interests (e.g., autism, preschool special education, reading, and English to speakers of other languages). Upon completion of the program, graduates will be prepared to serve students with disabilities in a variety of teaching and leadership roles.

The program meets the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) standards and the standards of the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).

Program of Study

Summer I

  • INED 7710: Foundations of Special Education (3 Credit Hours)
  • INED 7761: Instructional Approaches I (3 Credit Hours)

Fall I

  • INED 7730: Assessment for Diverse Learners (3 Credit Hours)
  • INED 7762: Instructional Approaches II (3 Credit Hours)

Spring I

  • INED 7720: Positive Behavior Intervention Supports (3 Credit Hours)
  • INED 7780: Collaborative Practices (3 Credit Hours)

Summer II

  • INED 7742: Data-Based Inquiry (3 Credit Hours)
  • Elective (3 Credit Hours)

Fall II

  • INED 7752: Explicit Approaches to Literacy Instruction for P-12 Students with Disabilities (3 Credit Hours)
  • Elective (3 Credit Hours)

Spring II

  • INED 7900: Capstone in Special Education (3 Credit Hours)
  • Elective (3 Credit Hours)

TOTAL: 36 Credit Hours

Admission Requirements
  • Online Graduate Application—There is a non-refundable $60 application fee. 
  • Transcripts—Official transcripts from EACH College and/or University you have attended. Must be in sealed envelopes from the institution.
  • Evidence of teaching Certification in any P-12 area or departmental approval.
  • Personal Statement—Your statement can be uploaded into the online application. The statement should be 1-2 pages and address your professional training and interests, the nature of your professional experiences and specific issues you plan to address during the pursuit of your Masters degree.
  • Personal Resume—Your resume can be uploaded into the online application. It should document education, teaching experience, community service, and your record of leadership.
  • Two Personal Letters of Recommendation—Please do not use the online recommendation system. Your letters should be on letterhead and from sources that can address your success in teaching and ability for success in graduate study and commitment to student achievement.
  • Interview—A personal, phone or SKYPE interview may be required. Candidates will be contacted by the program if an interview is needed.

* Please note: International Students (Visa and Green Card Holders) Please visit KSU's International Graduate Admissions site for additional requirements.

How do I Apply

To access KSU's online graduate application, lease visit the Graduate Admissions Online Application site.

Deadline

April 1 for summer admission.

Contact Us

For more information please call (470) 578-6043 or Email us at GradEd@kennesaw.edu