Admission Requirements


Master of Education in Special Education


To be considered for admission to the Master of Education Degree in Professional Special Education, an applicant must:

  1. Meet all University admission requirements.
  2. Have at least a 2.5 undergraduate GPA.
  3. Have at least 1350 points based on the formula of 200 times the undergraduate cumulative grade point average plus the General Test (Verbal and Quantitative) score of the Graduate Record Examination for regular status. A student not eligible for regular admission may be admitted with provisional status if the student has 1250 points based on the formula of 200 times the last 60 hours undergraduate cumulative grade point average plus the General Test (Verbal and Quantitative) score of the Graduate Record Exam.
  4. Hold a baccalaureate degree in special education (or equivalent) from an accredited university.
  5. Possess a valid teaching certificate in special education.
  6. Provide a letter of application delineating the applicant's rationale for pursuing the graduate degree to the Graduate Coordinator of the Department of Teaching and Learning.
  7. Provide two letters of recommendation from persons with knowledge of the applicant's potential for success to the Graduate Coordinator of the Department of Teaching and Learning.
  8. Submit curriculum vitae delineating academic and related work experiences, degrees held, honors and awards, and special interests to the Graduate Coordinator of the Department of Teaching and Learning.
  9. Complete the PEC survey, a self-assessment to identify Knowledge, Skills, and Dispositions consistent with the COEHD Conceptual Framework, and a special education self-assessment.