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Graduate Admissions Coordinator
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Master of Education (M. Ed.) in Special Education
Before applying for admission to the Master of Education in Special Education program, individuals should determine if they are eligible or can become eligible by examining the following minimum academic and professional requirements:
- An earned baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution.
- A minimum overall undergraduate grade point average of 3.00 OR in most recent degree.
- Documented T-4 certification or equivalent state-issued, clear, renewable teaching certificate in special education.
- One (1) completed and signed College of Education initial disposition assessment form.
- A letter of intent (following the College of Education’s approved format).
- A College of Education’s Employment Verification Form signed by the appropriate school representative or criminal background check as directed by the College of Education
If you have questions about these eligibility requirements, please contact the Graduate Admissions Coordinator in the College of Education. Contact information is provided in the left panel of this page.
The above are minimum academic, test score or professional requirements only. Read the entire application checklist to determine what documents must be included in your submission. Anyone who does not meet admissions requirements can apply as a non-degree-seeking student and take four designated courses (EDUC 6000, EDUC 6100, EDUC 6200 and EDUC 6300). The Graduate Admissions Coordinator can direct you in this process.
*Note: PSC-accepted accredited institutions are those that are accredited by accrediting organizations recognized by either the U.S. Department of Education or The Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).