Program Overview

Master of Education in Special Education

Special Education


The purposes of the Master of Education in Special Education are to:

  1. Prepare highly qualified and effective teachers for Louisiana's PK-12 schools.
  2. Provide candidates with opportunities to develop pedagogical content knowledge, content knowledge in their area(s) of certification, and competencies reflecting the knowledge, skills, and dispositions to reach their full potential.
  3. Develop candidates' capabilities to provide professional services and leadership in schools, school districts, and professional organizations.
  4. Offer curriculum and instruction for earning a Master's degree that is guided by the high standards of the College of Education and Human Development Conceptual Framework and other state and national standards.
  5. Provide intensive study in candidates' selected area of concentration.
  6. Enhance the candidate's potential for serving students, parents, colleagues, and others in the educational community.