M.Ed. On Campus Online Blended

Special Education

Rockhurst University

24 months
525 USD/credit 8925 USD/year
525 USD/credit 8925 USD/year
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The Special Education concentration from Rockhurst University is designed to provide teachers with the knowledge and skills needed to work effectively with students having mild to moderate cross-categorical disabilities.


Students in this Special Education concentration area from Rockhurst University's master of Education spend a significant amount of time in diverse school settings during the day. Special attention is given to differentiating instruction and utilizing research-based practices to meet the needs of students with exceptionalities included in general education classrooms, and partnering with parents and other special education professionals to effectively implement academic or behavioral interventions.

What you'll study

Students in the Master of Education degree program analyze alternatives in curricula, evaluate teaching methodologies and assessment strategies, as well as consider the implications of such alternatives for a multicultural society. Through rigorous coursework, varied field experiences and service learning projects, students acquire a deep understanding of, and special sensitivity to, the challenges and rewards of leading in an educational setting.

Degree features

Rockhurst accommodates busy schedules with classes offered face-to-face, blended, and online. All courses start at 5 p.m., allowing students to work part-time or full-time day jobs. Field experiences and service learning projects may require some scheduling flexibility, however.


The Rockhurst University education programs are approved on the state level by the Missouri Department of Education (DESE), and on the national level through the Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC). The TEAC accreditation is for a period of ten years, from 2011 through 2021.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Evaluation of Abilities and Achievement
  • Social and Affective Intervention
  • Counseling Techniques and Family Advocacy in Special Education
  • Language Development of Students with Exceptionalities
  • Educational Methods in Mild/Moderate Cross Categorical Disabilities
  • Specialized Instructional Strategies Across the Curriculum for Special Educators

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

The Rockhurst University M.Ed. program welcomes your application at any time during the year. 


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On Campus, Blended, Online

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English requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • One official transcript sent directly to the Rockhurst University Office of Graduate Admission from each college and university you have attended.
  • Complete a baccalaureate degree at an accredited institution with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75 on a 4.0 scale.
  • Submit your graduate program application, including two letters of professional recommendations addressing your potential to serve as a teacher, along with a written essay describing your academic background, professional goals, and reasons for pursuing your M.Ed.
  • If you are an international student, the following is required: English proficiency: TOEFL - Internet-based minimum score of 80, or iTEP score of 3.9
  • Provide an Official Statement of Finances/ Financial affidavit directly from a bank or financial institution.
  • Official undergraduate academic credentials, translated into English if necessary

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    8925 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 525 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    8925 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 525 USD per credit during 24 months.

Living costs for Kansas City

980 - 1596 USD /month
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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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