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Master of Education in Special Education

‌‌The Master of Education in Special Education program is designed to advance the careers of licensed teachers who seek expertise in special education content knowledge. This program prepares graduate students to advance as leaders in school districts or at the state education agency level, teach foundational college courses in special education, conduct collaborative research, and improve student outcomes among learners with disabilities. Finally, most M. Ed. candidates in Special Education apply for advanced teaching licensure, which garners an increased salary in many states.

Graduate students in the Special Education Program earn knowledge of the breadth of Special Education through core coursework related to special education legislation, applied behavior analysis, instructional design, assessment, functional behavior analysis, and educational research. Additionally, candidates build depth of knowledge through coursework in one selected concentration area, including Specific Learning Disabilities, Emotional Disabilities, Intellectual Disabilities, or Severe Disabilities. Many students pursuing this graduate degree earn an additional special education teaching license by concentrating in an area in which they are not currently licensed.  

The Master of Education in Special Education at Coastal Carolina has a number of benefits. First, it is an online program that includes both independent learning and real-time online instruction. Additionally, most students choose to complete this program in approximately 18 months. The graduate program is accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation. The application is now available and students can begin coursework at the beginning of the semester. 

‌Contact Information

Jamia Richmond, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Special Education
Prince Building 105B

Jessica Handy
Graduate Programs Manager
Prince Building 212