M.Ed. in Special Education Program Duration
Empower yourself to make a difference with Miami University’s online Master of Education in Special Education (M.Ed.). Whether you are seeking your initial special education licensure, adding to your existing Ohio license, or looking for an online master's degree, there is a convenient program option to advance your career in special education.
This special education graduate program is available to Ohio residents and international partners only.
M.Ed. in Special Education Program Duration
Aug. 1/Feb. 1
Fall/Spring application deadlines
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Miami University's Graduate Special Education Program offers the online coursework needed to earn intervention specialist licensure in as few as 10 months and a master's degree in 14 to 24 months. The four program pathways are:
The part-time program focuses on the skills and professional development needed for advanced special education training. Learn from faculty with an exceptionally strong commitment to teaching and extensive practitioner experience. Our online Special Education master's degree is structured to quickly and efficiently license intervention specialists in the State of Ohio.
With four curriculum tracks, our special education program has options for currently licensed educators, as well as for unlicensed teacher candidates. Work towards your initial teaching license as an intervention specialist or build upon your pre-existing knowledge with advanced graduate coursework.
Gain the skills and knowledge you need for a rewarding special education career working with students with mild/moderate disabilities. Our graduate Special Education program prepares you to design instruction, advocate for inclusive educational settings, and become a leader in the field of special education.
Miami University’s Special Education master’s program was affordable, flexible, and a perfect fit for a full-time teacher like myself. My professors were all knowledgeable and helpful experts within the Special Education field. I found a teaching job as an Intervention Specialist immediately upon graduation. The program fully prepared me to be effective and successful in my new position. When I considered the affordable cost as well as the accelerated course of study, it was a no-brainer to enroll in Miami's Special Education master's program.
Clayton Adams '19
Intervention Specialist at Aiken High School
I was very pleased with my experience. Miami truly puts education first and makes it available to everyone! As a 2nd grade teacher, I also coach a robotics club for the entire school and Girls on the Run. Miami's program allowed me to continue volunteering while I enhanced my own education. Every bit of what I learned is usable and the professors were amazing! They were always willing to answer questions, and the assignments and discussions were relatable to our jobs. When Covid hit, our professors were flexible and kept us on track.
Chelsea Myers '21
Earn special education licensure and your M.Ed. in Special Education within 18 months. Initial licensure can be completed within two years. Course topics for the master’s degree include evidenced based practice in special education and behavioral interventions.
To apply for our Graduate Special Education Program, you'll need:
Applicants seeking their first teaching license must apply for the special education master's degree program. Coursework will include the courses necessary to earn an intervention specialist's license.
As you earn an M.Ed. in Special Education through Miami Online, you'll have the academic support you need to be successful, as well as the technical support and assistance with cost and aid you may need along the way.
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Apply today and learn why more Ohioans receive master's degrees in special education from Miami University than from any other university in Ohio. Our experienced faculty and convenient online coursework offer a dynamic M.Ed. in Special Education program that prepares our graduates for a rewarding career.