Explore how to best meet the needs of a diverse cross-section of students in the online Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction with a concentration in Special Education program. Designed to align with 21st century learning, this online special education master's degree program provides you with a deep understanding of the issues related to teaching and learning conditions for children with mild to moderate disabilities.
With a special education master's concentration, you'll learn traditional, innovative and research-based approaches that support the instructional and transitional needs of children in inclusive classrooms from preschool through high school. The history and legislation of special education at the federal and state levels as they relate to the Education and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) also are examined.
The online MEd in Curriculum and Instruction program prepares educators in all settings to be leaders in their field, with a global awareness across cultures and geographies. You'll explore the role of "educational leader" and what that means in both a traditional and non-traditional learning setting. By the end of your program, you'll emerge with a ready-to-implement curriculum, along with a professional portfolio that showcases your abilities as a leader in education.
The online MEd in Curriculum and Instruction program with a special education master's concentration includes nine core education courses and three courses specific to special education. Upon completion of the online curriculum and instruction master's program, you will be prepared to:
As a private, nonprofit university, SNHU has one mission - to help you see yourself succeed. The benefits of earning your Master in Curriculum and Instruction online degree at SNHU include:
The online MEd in Curriculum and Instruction degree program does not lead to licensure. SNHU also offers online post-licensure Master of Education (MEd) programs for currently licensed individuals who are interested in furthering their professional development and enhancing their credentials.
However, since state requirements for adding endorsements vary greatly, SNHU does not guarantee that the completion of those programs will result in rank, endorsements, and/or salary increases and strongly encourages interested individuals to contact their state licensure board prior to enrolling.
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Acceptance decisions are made on a rolling basis throughout the year for our 5 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 and providing undergraduate transcripts.
Candidates must also submit an acknowledgement form and professional resume. Resumes should include any relevant K-12 instructional or curriculum development experience, for at least six months. Additional forms may be required depending on your background.
The online MEd in Curriculum and Instruction is perfect for educators in all settings, including elementary and secondary public and private schools, charter schools and homeschools. Excelling and growing in your career as an educational administrator requires a mix of classroom experience, focus, passion, drive and, of course, education.
Demand for special education teachers will continue to grow as schools focus on the effectiveness of educators and curriculum evaluation and improvement. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects 8% growth through 2026.*
Please note: Instructional coordinators in public schools may be required to have a teaching license or an education administrator license.
The online curriculum and instruction master's degree in special education is designed for K-12 educators who are leading in the area of curriculum and instruction. The program includes 12 courses, three of which are focused on special education.
Total Credits: 36
Tuition rates for SNHU's online degree programs are among the lowest in the nation. We offer a 25% tuition discount for U.S. service members, both full and part time, and the spouses of those on active duty.
Tuition rates are subject to change and are reviewed annually.
$150 Graduation Fee, Course Materials ($ varies by course)
Southern New Hampshire University is a private, nonprofit institution accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE) as well as several other accrediting bodies.