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Special Education Endorsement with MEd, M.Ed.

  • Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 24 months
, UT,
The Master of Education is a flexible degree enabling educators and future educators to develop their expertise in an area of interest. Students develop skills in the methods of teaching and deepen their understanding of crucial “why” questions in educational practice. 


Students research an area of interest through action research or a qualitative research project in order to improve their own practice as educators and contribute to the wider field of education.

Who It's For

Teachers of adults, corporate trainers, and leaders in higher education can hone their skills through the Adult Learning Certificate and MED.

Those seeking a Montessori credential can earn Early Childhood, Lower Elementary, Upper Elementary, or Administrator credentials as part of an MED. 

Licensed K-12 educators can enhance their teaching effectiveness with an endorsement:

  • Teaching English as a Second Language Endorsement
  • Special Education second license (K-12 Mild-moderate or Severe)
Key Benefits
  • Small class sizes ensure personalized attention and strong relationships with faculty and peers
  • Unique graduate programs enable you to educate and lead more effectively in high-demand areas
  • Dedicated professors facilitate your learning with cutting-edge content and engaging classes
  • Class assignments connect to your own workplace and educational setting, enhancing understanding of course concepts and information
  • Research project is focused on improving your own educational practice and contributing to the larger field
  • Classes are offered at times convenient for working teachers, para professionals, and professionals.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Roles of the Special Educator 
  • Principles and Application of Special Education Assessment 
  • Facilitating Services Across Disciplines 
  • Behavioral Supports in Special Education 
  • Student Teaching in Special Education 

        Detailed Programme Facts

        • Programme intensity Full-time
          • Full-time duration 24 months
        • Credits
          32 alternative credits
        • Languages
          • English
        • Delivery mode
          On Campus

        English Language Requirements

        You only need to take one of these language tests:

        • Minimum required score:


          The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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        • Minimum required score:


          The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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        Academic Requirements

        You need the following GPA score:

        Required score: 3

        Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

        Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

        • Application: Online Application or Printable Application
        • $50 application fee (waived for attending an information session or campus visit)
        • Personal Statement:

        Please address the following questions in approximately 2 pages double-spaced.

        • Why do you want to pursue the Master of Education degree?
        • What goals do you have for your learning in the program?
        • What are the most important skills, experiences, and personal characteristics you bring to the program?
        • Two letters of recommendation
        • Personal resume detailing professional work experience to include relevant job titles, work experiences, responsibilities, and related activities
        • Official college or university transcripts showing proof of baccalaureate degree 

        Tuition Fee

        • International Applies to you

          695 USD/credit
          Tuition Fee
          Based on the original amount of 695 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
        • National Applies to you

          695 USD/credit
          Tuition Fee
          Based on the original amount of 695 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
        We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

        Living costs for Salt Lake City

        • 1000 - 1730 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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