The Master of Education in Special Education prepares students to meet the educational needs of individuals with disabilities.
The Master of Education in Special Education Program includes three program options for teachers, administrators, social workers, other service providers and educators who wish to learn how to serve students with disabilities. Courses are offered with the working professional in mind. The courses required for the master's degree and either the Learning Disabilities or Emotional Impairment endorsement are offered during evening and summer hours and include several online courses. Courses in the Specialist in Mild Disabilities program are offered entirely online.
Graduates of the Master of Education in Special Education program will gain:
- Skills in developmental, educational, legal and evaluative aspects of all disability categories
- Skills in educational assessment, planning and teaching students with disabilities in general and special-education environments
- Skills in consultation and collaboration with parents, educators and professionals throughout the community to provided appropriate and individualized services to students with disabilities
Students must submit the following items with their application. The GRE is not required for admission to this program. The Office of International Affairs lists additional admission requirements for international students.
- Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution
- Official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended
- 3.0 GPA or higher on submitted transcripts
- Three professional letters of recommendation
- Personal statement
- Valid state of Michigan teaching certificate if seeking either the Learning Disabilities or Emotional Impairment endorsement
Before exiting from the M.Ed. in Special Education, you need to complete three steps:
Prior to your last semester in the program, contact the program director with your UMID# requesting an Exit Audit. The audit verifies your pending completion of all course requirements and is required for graduation.
The purpose of this essay is to assist the College of Education, Health, and Human Services with the evaluation of the master’s degree program and to serve as a guide for program development. The Exit Essay is a requirement for completion of the program. Submit the exit form.
Kim Killu, Ph.D.
313-593-5240, D17 FCS
David Hill, Ph.D.
313-436-9136, D11 FCS