Master of Education

Special Education (M.Ed.)

Average Time to Complete Three semesters and one summer

About the Program

MBU | Master’s | Online – Special Education remains one of the perennial critical shortage areas in teaching. This MEd option affords certified teachers the opportunity to add on endorsement for Special Education for the General Curriculum endorsement.

Career Paths

  • Classroom teacher
  • Private school teacher
  • School therapist
  • Student aide
  • Behavior therapist
  • Curriculum developer
  • Educational policy developer

Courses & Requirements

33 Credit Hours

IN 627  Contemporary Learning Theory for Diverse Learners
IN 629  Leadership in Education
IN 630  Methods of Professional Inquiry
IN 620  Inquiry in the Legal and Political Processes of Exceptionality
ED 608 Field Experience in Special Education
ED 622 An Integrated Approach to Exceptionality
ED 624 An Integrated Approach to Differentiated Curriculum and Instruction
ED 625 Classroom and Behavioral Management: Theory and Practice
ED 627 Collaboration and Transition for Exceptional Students
ED 631 Technologies to Advance Learning
ED 632 Inquiry Research Project

Cost & Financial Aid

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Student Support

We know the path to higher education can be daunting, which is why we’re here to help.

As a student of the Roanoke Higher Education Center, you will have access to:

  • Library collections and services
  • Computer lab with printer/copier
  • Student lounge with high-speed wireless Internet
  • Cafe serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • Free parking with a student parking pass

Support resources for Mary Baldwin University students:

How to Apply

Apply online for the Master of Education

Deadlines for applications are as follows:

Fall – July 31
Spring – November 15
Summer – April 15

Applications will require:

  • Official transcripts of all post-secondary work
  • Two letters of reference from professional
  • A goal statement essay
  • Praxis Core Scores

Prospective students are encouraged to meet with an education adviser in the most convenient regional location to review admission requirements and determine the best plan of study.

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