College of Education - Graduate

M.Ed. in Special Education

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Applicants who wish to be admitted to the graduate special education program must possess a valid Michigan teaching certificate. All degree-seeking students are required to take a minimum of 33 semester hours, including foundations and emphasis courses.

Students who want to enroll in a master's degree program and are not seeking special education endorsement should select a master's degree emphasis program and consult with a special education graduate advisor to develop a program consisting of foundations and emphasis coursework, including research applications.

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Students who are degree seeking and are working for special education endorsement are required to take additional courses beyond the normal requirements for the master's degree.

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