M.Ed. On Campus

Special Education

University of Nevada, Reno

12 months
21006 USD/year
21006 USD/year
5352 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Master of Education in Special Education at University of Nevada, Reno has a variety of program options for candidates interested in starting a career in special education, as well as for experienced special education and general education teachers. 


The Special Education program offered by University of Nevada, Reno focuses on the preparation of teachers to work with students with disabilities in PK-12 schools. Teachers may also be prepared to work in early childhood educational settings with infants and toddlers with disabilities and their families.

Graduates with MEd in Special Education from University of Nevada, Reno will:

  • develop an in-depth understanding of special education policy and law, student characteristics, instructional methods, assessment, behavior management, and working collaboratively with families. 
  • be familiar with the professional literature related foundations and research in special education related to their area of emphasis. T
  • be able to interpret and evaluate research findings and apply them to special education and early intervention settings.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Trends and Issues in Special Education 
  • Introduction to Educational Research 
  • Special Topics in Advanced Educational Measurement and Statistics 
  • Teaching Students with Intellectual Disabilities 
  • Augmentative/Alternative Communication 
  • Medical Aspects of Disabilities 
  • Assessment of Students with Severe Disabilities 
  • Career/Community Life: Persons with Severe Disabilities
  • Advanced Behavior Management in Severe Disabilities
  • Supervision and Field Work with Exceptional Children
  • Behavioral Systems in Education 
  • Philosophical Foundations of Behavior Analysis in Education 
  • Ethics in Special Education and Behavior Analysis 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


34 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®
GMAT admission requirements GMAT

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Completion of the program application
  • Passing scores Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators in Reading, Writing, and Math or CBEST.  If you provide evidence of a Nevada Teaching License without a provision for the basic skills test or have a master's degree in another area, you are exempt from this requirement.
  • Statement of professional goals
  • 1-2 page resume
  • Two professional letters of recommendation
  • Qualified in the professional judgment of the program faculty

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    21006 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 21006 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    21006 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 21006 USD per year during 12 months.
  • In-State

    5352 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5352 USD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Reno

860 - 1230 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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