M.Ed. On Campus

Special Education

Xavier University

12 months
570 USD/credit 17100 USD/year
570 USD/credit 17100 USD/year
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All children are special. So are the teachers who take children with learning disabilities under their wing. Xavier University's master's program provides the educational theory and coursework needed to fully prepare licensed Special Education teachers, so that all children of every grade level get the education they need and deserve.


The Department of Special Education at Xavier University offers degree programs approved by the Ohio Board of Regents and licensure programs approved by the Ohio Department of Education.

All programs are accredited by TEAC, the Teacher Education Accreditation Council.

In Special Education, the department awards a Bachelor of Science degree with a concentration in a special education licensure area.

At the graduate level, the Department offers a 30 credit hour Master of Education degree in Special Education. Licensure concentrations will require additional course work and can be planned as part of the degree program.


The Department of Secondary and Special Education is the most popular of Xavier's education programs, but with about 700 students overall, it's still small enough to guarantee personal attention.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Advanced Human Development and Learning
  • Identification and Issues in Special Education
  • Emotionally Disturbed Children
  • Philosophy and Cultural Diversity
  •  Early Childhood Special Education
  • Mild/Moderate Characteristics and Strategies

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • The online graduate application
  • One official transcript sent directly from the college/university of all previous undergraduate and graduate coursework 
  • OR
  • Electronic transcripts to
  • Official test scores from the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) are required starting in Summer 2020. If you have previously taken the GRE and want to have your scores sent to Xavier, please contact GRE at 1-888-GRE-SCORE.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    17100 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 570 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    17100 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 570 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for Cincinnati

1000 - 1650 USD /month
Living costs

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


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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