The M.Ed. with a major in Special Education program is designed for candidates who are seeking a Level 5 Georgia teachig certificate and who already have content knowledge expertise in the certification area in which they want to teach.

Selected Educational Outcomes

  1. Candidates demonstrate a strong knowledge of content area(s) appropriate to their certification levels.
  2. Candidates use assessment and research to make data- and evidence-based decisions to ensure continuous development of all learners.
  3. Candidates create positive learning environments for all learners.
  4. Candidates use their knowledge of students and their learning to design and plan appropriate learning experiences for all learners.

Examples of Outcome Assessments

  1. Candidates demonstrate content knowledge through course-based content assessment.
  2. Candidates demonstrate effective use of data and research to make data- and evidence-based decisions through completion of a review of current literature.
  3. Candidates demonstrate positive learning environments through visually recorded evidence.
  4. Candidates demonstrate positive impact on learners through an applied research project.

Admission Deadlines

Fall Deadline: July 15

Spring Deadline: November 15

Summer Deadline: April 15

Requirements for the Master of Education Degree with a Major in Special Education

SEGC 5140Collaborative Roles in Education3
SPEC 7110Transition Planning and Services3
SPEC 7120Behavior Management and Positive Behavior Supports3
Select one of the following two-course options based on your certification field:6
Supporting Deaf Students with Other Disabilities
and Methods of Teaching Reading and Writing to Deaf Students
Supporting Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD)
and Assistive Technology
9 credit hours of endorsement courses9
Sequenced Research Requirements9
Research Methodology in Education
Evidence-based Methods and Strategies
Single subject Research in Special Education
Total Hours Required for the Degree33