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Masters in Special Education

Degree At A Glance:

Number of Credits 36
Cost Per Credit $ 300
Total Tuition $ 10,800

Print Degree for Masters in Special Education

The M.Ed. degree programs in Special Education lead to T-5 certification in Special Education General Curriculum or Special Education Adapted Curriculum. Any person who has T-4 certification in a teaching field or who has completed a four-year degree program outside the field of teaching and meets the other admission criteria may pursue the master’s level programs.

Program Contact Information
Program Advisor Dr. Patricia Jenkins   229-500-4407
Online Specialist Dr. Denata Williams Schedule Now with Dr. Denata Williams 229-500-2913

Albany State University recommends the following course track for transfer students.
If you would like to use a different track, please contact your Online Support Specialist.

Course Listing for Area A: Nature of the Learner and Behavior Problems
Course Title Credits
SPED 5542 Behavior Modification for Exceptional Students 3 hours
Course Listing for Area B: Programs & Problems of the School
Course Title Credits
EDUC 5504 History of American Education 3 hours
EDUC 5509 Philosophy of Education 3 hours
EDUC 5538 Curriculum Principles 3 hours
EDUC 5540 Curriculum Principles 3 hours
Course Listing for Area C: Teaching Field
Course Title Credits
SPED 5510 Characteristics of and Instructional Strategies for Teaching Mildly Disabled 3 hours
SPED 5545 Educational Assessment of Exceptional Children 3 hours
SPED 5563 Issues & Interrelated Special Education 3 hours
SPED 5570 Practicum in Special Education 3 hours
SPED 5590 Teaching of Rdg & Math to Exceptional Learners 3 hours
Course Listing for Area D: Research
Course Title Credits
EDUC 5500 Educational Statistics (Prerequisite for EDUC 5502) 3 hours
EDUC 5502 Action/Classroom Research 3 hours

To be selected with advisor

Course Listing for Area E: Electives
Course Title Credits
Course Listing for Gifted Endorsement
Course Title Credits
SPED 5516 Nature & Characteristics of Gifted 3 hours
SPED 5529 Instructional Methods in Gifted Edu 3 hours
SPED 5536 Curriculum for Gifted Education 3 hours

Students are required to take three health/physical education courses to meet the graduation requirement for AA/AS programs. One of the three courses must meet the fitness competency requirement (for online that is PHED 1161 or PHED 1162). Any PHED or HLTH course with a 1000 number satisfies the additional PE requirements. Veterans of more than one year of active military service may apply for an exception to the Physical Education requirement.

Course Listing for Reading Endorsement
Course Title Credits
EDRG 5594 Introduction to Theory & Pedagogy in Reading 3 hours
EDRG 5595 Diagnosis & Prescriptive Procedures in Rdg 3 hours
EDRG 5596 Content Area Literacy 3 hours
Course Listing for ESOL Endorsement
Course Title Credits
ESOL 5501 Methods & Material of Teaching ESOL 3 hours
ESOL 5502 Instructional Strategies 3 hours
ESOL 5503 Applied Linguistics 3 hours
ESOL 5504 Multicultural Education Issues 3 hours

The following program details are intended to help you make an informed decision about the college that’s right for you.

Table of Completion Rates
Tuition and Fees Information Table
Tuition & Fees as of July 30, 2018
Tuition $10,800
Institutional Fee $225 / per semester
Technology Fee $65 / per semester

For more information on jobs related to this program, please click on the below links to the O*NET website sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor.

Table of related jobs to this degree/program
25.2052.00 Special Education Teachers, kindergarten and Elementary School
25-2053.00 Special Education Teachers, Middle School
25-2054.00 Special Education Teachers, Secondary School

This program is designed to prepare graduates to pursue a job in this field or related fields. Although career and professional development services are available to students and graduates, finding a job is the individual responsibility of the student. We do not guarantee that any student will be placed in any particular job, or at all.

Total Credits (36 Hours)