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Master of Education in Special Education

The Master of Education program in Special Education at NSU provides candidates the knowledge and skills to facilitate student achievement. This development and application of special education curricula and instructional methods is articulated within 36 semester hours for certified teachers seeking to increase their certification as well as earn a M.Ed.

This graduate program is composed of 12-hours of coursework in educational foundation and application areas and 21-hours of coursework in a concentration area including Gifted Education (524A), Early Intervention (524C), Elementary (grades 1-5) Mild/Moderate Special Education (524D) or Middle School (grades 4-8) and Secondary (grades 6-12) Mild/Moderate Special Education (524E).  Most courses leading to the M.Ed. degree require field experiences for application of course related skills in diverse settings. These field experiences will include field experiences outside the classroom and school of the candidate. 

M.Ed with a concentration in Gifted Education (524A)

M.Ed. with a concentration in Early Intervention (524C)

M.Ed. with a concentration in Elementary (grades 1-5) Mild/Moderate (524D)

M.Ed. with a concentration in Middle School (grades 4-8) and Secondary (grades 6-12) Mild/Moderate Special Education (524E)

Out-of-state students: Successful completion of this program by itself does not lead to certification or licensure in any state. It is the student's responsibility to determine individual state requirements for teacher certification or licensure. Please refer to Education Resource Organizations Directory (EROD) for individual state requirements for teacher certification or licensure. Please be advised that states change their policies from time to time and students are advised to check regularly with their state regulatory agencies' policies and procedures relating to licensure. Further, a criminal record may prevent an applicant from obtaining licensure, certification, or employment in this field of study.  This online degree, when completed outside of Louisiana, does not lead to a Louisiana Teaching Certificate.

Email: duchardt@nsula.edu or ece@nsula.edu
Phone: 318.357.5154
Contact: Dr. Barbara Duchardt

For more information, contact the Department of Teaching and Learning.