10 months
13750 USD/full
13750 USD/full
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The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley TEACH Grant-eligible M.Ed. online Special Education program provides today's most effective teaching methods to meet the needs of a rapidly-growing population of special education students.


Special Education students at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley need teachers and advocates with the unique expertise to guide them to a successful future.

Key Features  

  • If your passion matches your ambition, you can earn your M.Ed. in Special Education online with UTRGV in as few as ten months. An initial teaching certificate is not required to enter this program. 
  • If you are a certified teacher, this TEACH Grant-eligible degree program will prepare you for additional special education certification credentials.

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Advanced Individual Differences
  • Teaching Individual with Low Incidence Disabilities in Inclusive Settings
  • Evidence-Based Practices for Students with High Incidence Disabilities
  • Multiculturalism, Bilingualism, and the Exceptional Learner
  • Special Education
  • Assessment in Special Education

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 10 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH



Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®
150 (verbal)
141 (quantitative)
4 (analytical)

Student insurance

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  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution in the United States or a recognized international equivalent in a similar or related field.
  • Undergraduate GPA of at least 3.0. If applicant does not meet minimum undergraduate GPA criterion, GRE general test with minimum scores of 150 Verbal, 141 Quantitative, and 4.0 Analytical are required for conditional admission. GRE test scores are valid for 5 years.
  • Official transcripts from each institution attended (must be submitted directly to UTRGV).
  • Personal statement detailing professional goals and reasons for pursuing the graduate degree.
  • Two letters of recommendation from professional or academic sources.
  • Resume including educational background and work experience.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of special education or knowledge.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    13750 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 13750 USD for the full programme during 10 months.
  • National

    13750 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 13750 USD for the full programme during 10 months.


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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