Special Education

Kent State University

M.Ed. On Campus
12 months
21952 USD/year
21952 USD/year
11766 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Master of Education degree in Special Education offered at the Kent State University provides students with advanced understanding of contemporary research and practice issues in special education.


 Students in the program are typically interested in pursuing enhanced professional competence, career advancement, leadership roles, advocacy and systems change, or preparation for doctoral-level study. Students do not need to have an undergraduate degree in special education (or education) to be successful in the master's degree, however, should be motivated to develop a deeper understanding of the field of special education.

The M.Ed. degree program does not prepare students for teacher licensure; however, some of the coursework required for the degree may count toward licensure. Students interested in both licensure and a M.Ed. degree will need to apply and be fully admitted into both the master's degree and the non-degree graduate licensure preparation program.

Program Learning Outcomes

Graduates of the Special Education program from the Kent State University will be able to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of research applications in special education.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of contemporary issues in special education
  • Demonstrate mastery of special education concentration (e.g., transition, mild/moderate, deaf education) content.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Contemporary Issues In Special Education
  • Legal And Policy Foundations Of Special Education
  • Research Applications In Special Education
  • Ethics In Professional Practice
  • Statistics For Educational Services
  • Program Evaluation
  • Orientation And Ethics: Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Deadline- At least one month before the start of the semester of first coursework.




33 alternative credits



On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university for unconditional admission
  • Minimum 3.000 undergraduate GPA on a 4.000 point scale for unconditional admission
  • Official transcript(s)
  • Goal statement
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • English language proficiency

Tuition Fee

  • International

    21952 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 21952 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    21952 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 21952 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • In-State

    11766 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11766 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.


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