M.Ed. Online

Special Education

Eastern University

12 months
762 USD/credit 22860 USD/year
762 USD/credit 22860 USD/year
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Gain the knowledge and skills to provide excellent education to students with special needs. This Special Education program offered at Eastern University prepares both teachers and those who want to serve in administrative positions for special needs students in Pre-K through 12th grade.


The Eastern University Master of Education (MEd) in Special Education is offered online, in Harrisburg, or on our main campus in St. Davids, Pennsylvania. The program will help you gain the knowledge and skills to provide excellent education to students with special needs. 


  • Expert Professors: Eastern's curriculum is taught by experienced professionals who teach in the field and stay current in professional development. 
  • Theory Meets Clinical: Theory courses are merged with field experiences in a variety of settings, from public to private Christian schools and approved private schools for students with special needs.
  • Online Coursework: Courses offered online for flexible learning.
  • Individualized program of study created for each student waiving previously completed coursework and outlining current PDE requirements.
  • Ethically Sound: Students are trained to pursue educational equity and justice through creative solutions.
  • Foster Academic Excellence: Through innovative instruction, evidence-based practices, rigorous curriculum and comprehensive subject area knowledge.  
  • Intern Certificate Availability: Earn your certification while teaching full time.
  • Coursework for certification in Special Education embedded within the curriculum

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Philosophy of Education
  • Teaching Techniques for Low Incidence Students 
  • Urban Education
  • Reading & Learning Differences
  • Assessment & Evaluation
  • Inclusive Education
  • Emotional & Behavioral Disorders
  • Autistic Spectrum Disorders
  • Early Intervention and Transition Planning

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH



Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Application: Completed and signed 
  • Current Resume or CV
  • RN License (School Health programs only)
  • Official Transcripts: Must be submitted from all colleges attended. Unofficial transcripts may be submitted initially for advising purposes. Submit the Request for Official College Transcript and Eastern University will request your transcript(s) on your behalf.
  • Signed Program of Study: Once your application has been successfully submitted and we have received your transcripts (official or unofficial), your application will be sent to the Registrar's Office/Program Director and an individualized program of study will be created for you, based on previous coursework completed.

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    22860 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 762 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    22860 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 762 USD per credit during 12 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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