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Online Masters Degrees in Special Education


The educational requirements of special education specialists are increasing (a bachelor's degree is the minimum), and a shortage of these professionals in many states has led to "excellent job prospects" according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Online courses in an online master's degree program will develop students' background in several key areas:
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Mental Retardation
  • Social Services
  • Curriculum and Instruction
An online master's degree is a great way to solidify your credentials and qualify for a number of special education job opportunities. Most jobs are found at public or private elementary and secondary schools.


Online Programs

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Concordia University - Portland

Concordia University - Portland offers several fully online 14-month Master of Education (M.Ed.) programs and a fully online Doctorate of Education (Ed.D.) program.

  • M.Ed. in Curriculum & Instruction: The Inclusive Classroom (SPED)
  • M.Ed. in Curriculum & Instruction: Social Studies
  • M.Ed. in Career and Technical Education
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Purdue University

Purdue University offers a strong foundation of tradition and history.


Saint Joseph's University

Founded by the Society of Jesus in 1851, Saint Joseph's University (SJU) has been developing the minds and abilities of men and women in a challenging academic environment steeped in the enriching Jesuit tradition of cura personalis (care of the entire person).

  • MS in Education - Special Education - Master's Only
  • MS in Special Education - Special Education and Wilson Reading System Certification
  • MS in Education - Special Education and Autism Spectrum Disorders Endorsement
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Northcentral University

Earn your graduate degree online with Northcentral University.

  • Special Education - Master of Education
  • MEd - Reading Education
  • Curriculum and Teaching - Master of Education
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American InterContinental University Online

You’re serious about success. With your busy schedule and the desire to move your career forward, you can earn an accredited associate, bachelors or master’s degree at a pace that works for you anywhere, anytime, 24/7.

At AIU, the Serious U, you can get started to get ahead.

  • Master's (M.Ed.) - Curriculum and Instruction for Educators
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Saint Marys University of Minnesota

Saint Mary's University of Minnesota's Online Master's Programs

At Saint Mary's, we take pride in offering online graduate degrees designed to complement the schedules of working adults like you. Get an affordable, convenient education from a top-ranked university that's grounded in real-world applications.


Full Sail University - Online

Learning at Full Sail University has always centered around interaction and the exchange of ideas. Our online curriculum fully embraces this philosophy.

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