Childhood & Exceptional Student Education


Greg Dziuban
Graduate Admissions Coordinator
University Hall 271

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

Academic Requirements

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

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.

Application Checklist

Application for admission to the Master of Education in Special Education program is a two-step process:  application to the University Office of Graduate Admissions and a separate application to the College of Education.  The required documents are included in the following two checklists:

Office of Graduate Admissions Application Checklist

College of Education Submission Checklist

  • COE Letter of Intent by the applicant (using the required format)
  • One (1) Initial Disposition Assessment -- using the proper form [and coming under separate cover from the reference. The assessment should be completed by a current or former supervisor, colleague, or faculty member.  Initial disposition assessments take the place of letters of recommendation.
  • Evidence of T-4 certification or equivalent state-issued clear, renewable teaching in special education or eligibility for certification
  • Signed Employment Verification Form (only if applicant if a full-time teacher of record in a Georgia public school) OR current, clear background check through

Office of Graduate Admissions
Armstrong State University
Victor Hall, 1st Floor
11935 Abercorn Street
Savannah, Georgia 31419
912.344.2798 or 800.633.2349
Fax: 912.344.3417

College of Education
Armstrong State University
University Hall 271
11935 Abercorn Street
Savannah, Georgia 31419
Fax 912.344.3436

*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).