MEd in Special Education

MEd in Special Education Online from SNHU

Help Students Grow

If you are patient and compassionate and like working with students with learning disabilities, the MEd in Special Education degree at Southern New Hampshire University can start you on a special career path. Learn how to help these students grow, develop and flourish to reach their
true potential.

The MEd in Special Education program is ideal for students seeking initial certification or additional endorsement in the state of New Hampshire. This program can be completed either at our Manchester, N.H., campus or online. Please note that the online format is currently available only to New Hampshire residents.

In this program, you can learn how to support students with learning disabilities in regular classrooms and integrated classrooms. Our Special Education courses include Methods of Teaching Reading, Methods of Teaching Elementary Mathematics, Exploring the Principles of Education, Learning Through Technology, Learning Theories and Instruction and The Educational Factors of Diversity.

Upon successful completion of our MEd in Special Education program, you can be qualified to teach in public or private schools. You can seek opportunities as a special education teacher, resource room teacher, integrated classroom teacher, integrated classroom curriculum developer or
assessment coordinator.

Advantages of the MEd in Special Education Degree

  • A master's degree from a respected, private, nonprofit university.
  • No GMAT or GRE required for admission.  
  • Learn effective special educational practices from accomplished instructors who have spent years in the classroom.
  • One-to-one personalized support from an academic advisor.
  • Graduate in less than two years, with two courses per 10-week term.
  • In-class or online course work leads to the same Southern New Hampshire University diploma.

Admission Requirements

Acceptance decisions are made on a rolling basis throughout the year for our five graduate terms. You can apply at any time and get a decision within days of submitting all required materials. To apply, simply contact an admission counselor, who can help you explore financial options.  Your counselor can also walk you through the application process, which involves completing a graduate application ($40 fee) and providing undergraduate transcripts.

Candidates must also submit an acknowledgement form and professional resume.

Initial licensure candidates also are required to complete a general assessment form.

Licensure Information

This program is approved by the New Hampshire State Department of Education for Teacher Certification as leading to an initial teacher’s license or endorsement in New Hampshire.  Southern New Hampshire University cannot guarantee licensure, certification, endorsement, or salary benefits.  View disclosure information.

University Accreditation

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