Childhood & Exceptional Student Education


Department of Childhood and
Exceptional Student Education

University Hall 269

Master of Education (M. Ed.) in Special Education

Quality and Online Convenience at a Reasonable Cost

Armstrong State University’s Master of Education in Special Education program provides qualified special education professionals with two important benefits:

  1. A master’s degree that results in an upgraded (higher-paying) T-5 teaching certificate.
  2. Special education skills for delivering successful inclusionary programming and transitional preparation outcomes for students with the most significant challenges, including autism spectrum disorders.

Armstrong Edge

  • Convenient program tailored for working professionals:  All courses are online.  From start to finish, the program takes less than two years (five semesters) with only two courses during each fall and spring semester.
  • Local proximity for face-to-face assistance:  No other online program can offer you the opportunity to visit the Savannah campus – at any time – to meet with professors.  Students will routinely receive assistance online, via email or on the telephone; however, the face-to-face option is always available.
  • Quality instruction:  Over the years, Armstrong education programs have a track record of producing excellent teachers.  All online instructors are fully qualified – both as special education and online educators – and provide the highest level of instruction.  Because we recognize some students are new to online instruction, we supply the assistance needed so students are comfortable with this delivery method and prepared to succeed.
  • Reasonable cost:  Compare Armstrong’s cost to the cost at other institutions.  Not only is the cost reasonable, but students are eligible to apply for financial aid.

Bonus Feature

Four online courses in the program comprise the only state-approved Special Education Transition Specialist Endorsement offered by a Georgia university.  The endorsement will be added to your teaching certificate.

Course of Study

The Master of Education in Special Education program consists of 33 semester hours of approved, entirely online coursework over five semesters.  Emphasis will be placed on the following areas:  autism spectrum disorders programming … inclusionary programming … transitional and career preparation … assessment and instructional programming … assistive technologies training … advanced-research and action-research methodology … ethical practices and professionalism as a special education practitioner.

Career Opportunities

Graduates with this master’s degree will be prepared to compete for job opportunities in public and private schools and in agencies, including nonprofit associations, serving individuals with special needs.

The College of Education admit to the Master of Education in Special Education program only once per year – in the fall. Please contact Greg Dziuban, the College of Education graduate admissions coordinator, at 912-344-2568 or  We look forward to hearing from you.