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Grand Canyon University

M.Ed. in Special Education - Certified Special Educators

The Master of Education in Special Education for Certified Special Educators (Not Eligible for Institutional Recommendation) program at Grand Canyon University is designed to provide advanced studies in special education for special educators who are currently certified. Learn more about Grand Canyon University's Master of Education in Special Education - Certified Special Educators program here.

Official Program Name:

Master of Education in Special Education - Certified Special Educators (Not Eligible for Institutional Recommendation)

School Offering Program:

Grand Canyon University

Program Prerequisites:

The Master of Education in Special Education for Certified Special Educators program is intended for students who are interested in special education. Though specific program requirements may vary, applicants to Grand Canyon University's graduate programs should have already earned a bachelor's degree.

Program Description:

The Master of Education in Special Education - Certified Special Educators program at Grand Canyon University is designed to deepen certified special educators' understanding and skills in assessing, diagnosing, placing, and teaching special needs students. Students enrolled in the program have the opportunity to learn about assistive technology, developing and implementing special education programs, and how to meet the needs of disabled students in a general education classroom. The program has 75 practicum hours and is designed to provide advanced knowledge of learning disabilities, emotional and behavioral disabilities, physical and health impairments, mental retardation, and effective techniques and strategies for teaching individuals with those disabilities. This program does not lead to initial teacher licensure.

Learning Format:

Online

Program Length

36 credits

Financial Aid Available:

Federal financial aid, including loan, grants, and scholarships, is available to qualifying students. Students can find out about scholarships and other financial aid opportunities from a Grand Canyon University Enrollment Counselor.

Required Courses for a Master of Education in Special Education - Certified Special Educators:

Program and course requirements are subject to change. Contact Grand Canyon University to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

Special Education

  • SPE 523: Special Education Program Development and Funding (4 credits)
  • SPE 527: Inclusion and Collaborative Practices (4 credits)
  • SPE 537: Assistive Technology in Special Education (4 credits)
  • SPE 512: Assessment in Special Education for Certified Special Educators (4 credits)
    • Requires 15 hours practicum
  • SPE 510: Strategies to Teach Individuals with Learning Disabilities (4 credits)
    • Requires 15 hours practicum
  • SPE 513: Strategies to Teach Individuals with Emotional/Behavioral Disabilities (4 credits)
    • Requires 15 hours practicum
  • SPE 514: Strategies to Teach Individuals with Mental Retardation (4 credits)
    • Requires 15 hours practicum
  • SPE 539: Educational Implications for Students with Physical and Health Impairments (4 credits)
    • Requires 15 hours practicum
  • SPE 546: Management and Strategic Instruction Practices for Students with Special Needs (4 credits)

Post Graduation Opportunities

Career Paths:

Before entering the program, graduates of the Grand Canyon University Master of Education in Special Education - Certified Special Educators program are certified special educators. Although graduates do not receive further certification upon completion of the program, they are prepared for additional career choices and increased responsibilities.

Some positions graduates could purse include, but are not limited to:

  • Special education teacher, K-12
  • Early intervention educator
  • Special education teacher for the physically or developmentally disabled
  • Special education teacher for the emotionally or behaviorally disabled
  • Adult service providers

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