12 months
555 USD/credit 19980 USD/year
555 USD/credit 19980 USD/year
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The M.Ed. in Special Education at University of Lynchburg prepares you to make positive contributions in the lives of people with disabilities.  


The Special Education program offered by University of Lynchburg addresses the complexities of the challenges faced by these persons as well as the services and support needed in order to assist them as they strive for independence.

Students can choose one or more of these five areas of study:

  • Special education – general curriculum (focusing on students with learning disabilities, emotional and behavioral disorders, and intellectual disabilities)
  • Early childhood special education
  • Autism spectrum disorder
  • Special education – adapted curriculum (significant disabilities)

Graduates with  M.Ed. in Special Education from University of Lynchburg will:

  • articulate a comprehensive understanding of current research, issues, and trends in the field of special education.
  • possess the knowledge and skills to assess, interpret, synthesize, and summarize the abilities and needs of individuals with disabilities using appropriate formal and informal assessment measures in applicable areas (including academic, functional, adaptive, social-emotional, physical-motor, and communication skills—respective of area of emphasis).
  • implement data-based special and general educational programs that meet the needs of individuals with disabilities using knowledge of standards of practice, techniques, and principles in the areas of classroom and behavior management—respective of area of concentration).
  •  employ effective communication and problem-solving skills in collaboration with professionals and families in order to enhance the educational opportunities and outcomes for individuals with disabilities.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Survey of Special Education
  • Designing Educational Interventions for Students with Disabilities Accessing the General Curriculum
  • Human Development 
  • Foundations and Curriculum of American Education
  • Language Development/Instruction and Assistive Technology
  • Positive Behavioral Interventions
  • Collaboration in Special and General Education 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


36 SCH


On Campus, Online

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Student insurance

Make sure to cover your health, travel, and stay while studying abroad. Even global coverages can miss important items, so make sure your student insurance ticks all the following:

  • 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

  • An online or downloadable paper master’s degree application.
  • Three letters of recommendation from individuals who are familiar with your academic performance and/or work experience.
  • Personal essay (300-500 words) outlining: 1) your motivation for pursuing a graduate degree, and 2) your career goals and how the graduate program will help meet those goals.
  • Financial Resources Verification
  • Certificate of Finances
  • Official transcripts documenting receipt of a bachelor’s degree and any other transcripts reflecting relevant college work.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    19980 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 555 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    19980 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 555 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for Fairfax

900 - 1400 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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