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M.Ed. in Special Education

The Master in Education in Special Education at Drury University is an online graduate degree with an emphasis on evidenced based practices specific to the support of children and youth who exhibit a variety of diverse learning needs.

Program Advisor: Dr. Laurie Edmondson
Office: Lay Hall 212
Phone: (417) 873-7569
E-Mail: ledmondson@drury.edu

Program highlights:

  • May be completed in 33 credit hours (21 hours of core coursework with 12 hours of electives).
  • May be completed entirely online. Note that some electives may have a seated component. However, candidates may work with the advisor to design an all online option.
  • Designed for individuals who are previously certified in an area of education. The program is also appropriate for professionals working in agencies that address the needs of individuals with exceptionalities and others with an interest in exceptional populations.
  • This degree does not lead to initial teaching certification.
  • Individuals completing the Special Education M.Ed. may also be interested in an add on certificate in Dyslexia (additional hours apply). Contact a program advisor for information on Dyslexia courses and the add on option.

Candidates may personalize their program of study via selected course projects tailored to an area of interest and completion of electives in Special Education as well as Dyslexia and Reading. This program is student oriented, competency based, and aligned to national standards. Applicants, as well as candidates who have been admitted to the program, are encouraged to access the School of Education and Child Development website and the Special Education M.Ed. webpage for additional requirements including a description of coursework, program competencies, professional portfolio requirements, and other information to support program completion.

Available completely online.