Judith Herb College of Education

Master of Education in Special Education

College of Graduate Studies

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program overview

A Master's degree in Special Education allow students to choose among a focus in special education in the areas of early intervention, preschool special needs, high incidence conditions (e.g. learning disability, mental retardation, emotional disturbance), severe disabilities (e.g. physical, cognitive and social-emotional), transition, and behavior disorders.  This graduate program can be linked to teacher certification requirements in Ohio and Michigan. The location of the university offers students opportunities to work with children/adults who have a wide range of abilities in a variety of school settings and intervention programs.

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Specific endorsements also may be added to current Ohio Dept. of Education teacher licenses. These endorsements include Preschool Special Need Endorsement and the Transition to Work (TTW) Endorsement. Certification from the Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities as an Early Intervention Specialist (birth to age 3) is an option for persons who hold degrees in a number of different areas (e.g. education, nursing, psychology, social work, etc…).

Several focus areas in this degree may be complete 100% online!

CURRICULUM INFORMATION

The Master’s Degree in Special Education (MEd) is a 30-hour program.
Please consult the Course Catalog for specific degree requirements and plan of study.

APPLICATION AND ADMISSIONS DEADLINES

Admissions are ongoing.  Applications are processed as they come in.  It is recommended that a student applies a minimum of two months before the start of a term.  Students may begin the degree in any term.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

  • a bachelors degree from an accredited four-year institution, submission of transcripts
  • three letters of recommendation
  • a written statement of purpose

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LAMP LICENSURE ALTERNATIVE MASTER’S PROGRAM

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The Licensure Alternative Master's Program (LAMP) is a unique program for providing an initial license for those individuals who are seeking a career change and are interested in becoming teachers. The LAMP provides a sequence of courses applicable to teacher licensure from the State of Ohio and may be combined with an appropriate master’s degree. Licensure may be obtained in the following areas: Adolescent education (grades 7-12), middle childhood education (grades 4-9), art education (grades K-12) and music education (grades K-12). The program is designed to provide the student with opportunities to spend time in school settings and to put these experiences into perspective through on-campus reflective seminars. 

Last Updated: 6/25/21