Master of Education in Special Education Craft Success for Unique Learners


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Transfer in up to 50% of the degree total

You love helping children with special needs learn and grow. You are seeking a versatile degree that helps you prepare for a wide variety of careers in the field of education. You want to leave a lasting legacy and make a difference in the lives of your students.

Learn how to design and implement effective school curricula with Liberty’s online Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Curriculum and Instruction – Special Education degree. Our program teaches best methods for helping kids with special needs and learning disabilities thrive academically. You can learn how to help children develop the skills they need to succeed in school and in life.

Our M.Ed. in special education is a non-licensure program designed to help you take the next step in your career. Maybe you want to strengthen your effectiveness as a teacher, or perhaps you’d like to pursue non-teaching roles in the field of education. Either way, our Master of Education can help you pursue your goals.

Partner with us and train to become a Champion for Christ in the modern education system.

Please note: The M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction – Special Education degree is a non-licensure program. Students can switch to the licensure-track Master of Arts in Teaching program but must meet credit hour and GPA qualifications.

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What Sets Us Apart?

  • Private Nonprofit University
  • 600+ Online Degrees
  • No Standardized Testing for Admission
  • Transfer in up to 75% of an Undergrad Degree
  • Transfer in up to 50% of a Grad/Doctoral Degree

As pioneers in distance learning since 1985, we’re committed to providing an education that works for you. This degree is offered 100% online, and the courses have no set login times. You can take the next step in your academic journey without relocating or taking time off from work to attend on-campus classes.

We don’t just train educators — we train educators who want to make a positive impact on the next generation. It’s about who you are and who you aspire to become. Earn your M.Ed. at Liberty and prepare to lead with integrity in the education sector.

At Liberty, you’ll receive quality academics, affordable tuition rates, and practical training from professors who have years of real-world experience. If you want to study under industry experts who care about your personal and professional success, then our program is for you!

Liberty’s M.Ed. in special education curriculum can help hone your skill set and broaden your professional capacity. You can develop a solid foundation in current learning theories, then apply those theories to real-world challenges.

Learn how to meet the needs of young learners using intervention strategies, educational technology, and cutting-edge curricula. Throughout this program, you can learn how to enhance your students’ classroom experience and help children of all backgrounds and learning styles succeed.

Liberty’s M.Ed. provides a mix of core education courses and targeted special education classes. Within the specialization, you’ll look at how developmental disabilities, especially autism, can affect children’s performance in school. Equipped with this knowledge, you can prepare to develop instructional strategies, equipment, and classroom settings that meet students’ unique needs.

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Your success is our success, which is why we are committed to providing quality academics at an affordable tuition rate. While other colleges are increasing their tuition, we have frozen tuition rates for the majority of our undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs for the past 9 years – and counting.

Graduate Education Full-Time $415/Credit
Graduate Education Part-Time $615/Credit
Military Graduate $275/Credit

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Liberty University is dedicated to providing world-class educational experiences to military students across the globe.

Who May Qualify?

  • Active Duty
  • Reserve/National Guard
  • Veterans/Retirees
  • Spouses of Service Members and Veterans/Retirees
  • Current Department of Defense Employees

Available Benefits:

  • Tuition discounts – $275 per credit hour for graduate courses
  • Additional discount for veterans who service in a civilian capacity as a First Responder (less than $625 per course)*
  • 8-week courses, 8 different start dates each year, and no set login times (may exclude certain courses such as practicums, internships, or field experiences)

*Not applicable to certificates.