Master of Education in Special Education Online
This online degree program is designed to prepare you to serve children across the spectrum of special education. This specialization track is specifically for teachers who want to add an additional specialization to their professional areas of teaching.
Lamar University's M.Ed. in Special Education online prepares you to design curricula and learning environments that nurture the abilities of special education students while helping them manage a range of learning difficulties and behavioral issues.
With a core curriculum based in research, assessment and content specific to the exceptional learner, you will understand how the needs and capabilities of these types of students differ from those developing normally and how best to guide them in their learning process. You will also learn how to assess and evaluate educational status and progress as well as strategies for curriculum modification and behavior management.
Lamar University's College of Education and Human Development is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).
The following is the tuition breakdown for students pursuing Master of Education in Special Education. Our tuition is affordable, and can be paid by the course.
Tuition and fees are subject to change without notice due to action by the Board of Regents or the Texas State Legislature.
Total program cost depends upon transfer hours and program advisement relevant to program requirements. For more information, contact a Lamar University enrollment specialist.
Ready to get started on your degree program online but need help finding ways to fund your education? We can help you discover student financing sources that include grants, loans and other payment options. Learn more about financial aid here.
Our Master of Education in Special Education online program features multiple start dates to accommodate your busy schedule. Find the start date that works best for you and apply before the application deadline associated with it.
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The Master of Education in Special Education online program has specific requirements that applicants must meet to enroll. Please read the admission guidelines to ensure you qualify.
Submit your application and one-time $25 application fee online.
Submit documentation of your valid, state-issued teaching certificate. Applicants must have at least two years of teaching experience.
Minimum 2.5 Undergraduate GPA
Applicants with a GPA below 2.5 in the institutional bachelor's will not be admitted.
University Admission Requirements
- Online Application & Fee: Complete online application and pay a one-time application fee of $25.
- Transcripts: Official transcripts from all colleges/universities attended*
- Teaching Certificate: Students must have a valid state-issued teaching certificate upon enrolling in the program.
- Teaching Experience: Applicants must have at least two years of teaching experience.
- U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident
Waivers of any experience or certification requirements will be initiated by Lamar University Admissions staff as necessary in instances where they may not apply, such as applications from states that do not require certification for licensure.
Out-of-state students should check with their state department of education to determine if there are specific state requirements needed.
Department of Teacher Education Admission Requirements
In addition to University admission requirements, the Department of Teacher Education requires the following for admission to the department program. Instructions for the department application and reference will be e-mailed to you after your ApplyTexas application is processed. Instructions for submitting the other documents will be e-mailed separately if you are accepted to the program.
- Department application with essay responses
- Teaching Certificate: Must be valid.** This does not include a probationary or permit issued certificate.
- Teaching Experience: Must have two years of teaching experience
- Employment: Employed on a TEA-approved public or private school campus.*** To determine if your school is TEA approved, please use the following links: public school or private school.
- Reference: Letter of reference from your principal
Out-of-state applicants must determine whether the program will meet their state credentialing requirements by contacting their state’s Dept. of Education.
**Please note that out-of-state students may not be required to meet this criteria.
***Not applicable to out-of-state students unless taking the TExES Principal Exam.
Send all required documents to:Lamar University Online Admissions
PO Box 10017
Beaumont, TX 77710
Submit electronically to [email protected]
*All applicants must submit official, sealed transcripts from each institution attended to the Admissions Office. All degrees must be from a regionally accredited institution. Lamar University Office of Admissions will no longer require community college transcripts for graduate applicants. Official transcripts from all other institutions will be required. However, if a department or program wishes to review a community college transcript for decision purposes, the department or program may directly request the applicant to submit the official community college transcript(s) to the Office of Admissions for processing.
We reserve the right to review individual applicant qualifications for admission. Final determinations for admission are based upon a number of criteria. We reserve the right to refuse student entrance or terminate a student after admission to a program if, in the judgment of the faculty, the student demonstrates unacceptable professional fitness to practice in their particular field of study with children, youth, and/or adults.
For students considering an academic program that leads to professional licensure in a state outside of Texas, such as Clinical Mental Health Counseling, School Counseling, Educational Diagnostician, Principal Certificate or Superintendent Certificate, please contact applicable licensure board(s) in any state you may want to pursue licensure prior to beginning the academic program in order to determine whether the program meets licensure requirements. It is the student’s responsibility to confirm program eligibility for licensure in any state outside of Texas.
Courses for the M.Ed. in Special Education online are designed to meet the educational requirements of the Council on Exceptional Children. Participation in a specialization area may or may not lead to additional credentialing. It is the responsibility of the student to confirm the requirements for certification and/or endorsement in a specialization area.
Note: Lamar University Graduate Education Programs do not permit students to take coursework for transient credit.
*Price includes distance learning fee.
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