Master of Education


Teacher Education


The Master of Education in Exceptional Student Education program prepares exceptional education teachers to work in programs serving Pre-K-12 students with disabilities. The program is designed for teachers already certified in exceptional student education (or other certification in special education) to enhance their knowledge, skills and dispositions.

The Exceptional Student Education MEd may be completed fully online, although not all prerequisites or electives may be offered online.

Exceptional student education is a critical shortage area, and students may be eligible for funding under the TEACH grant. Additionally, students may be eligible to receive partial or full tuition support through our U.S. Department of Education funded projects.

Plans of Study

MEd Plan of Study
MEd Plan of Study with the Intervention Specialist certificate
MEd Plan of Student with the Autism Spectrum Disorders certificate

Comprehensive Exam

A comprehensive examination is required for MEd students and serves as the culminating experience in the program. The comprehensive exam should be taken during the final semester of a student’s program or the term immediately preceding the final term.

Comprehensive Exam Application
Comprehensive Exam Overview and Study Guide
Overview of Masters Comprehensive Exam