M.Ed. On Campus

Early Childhood Special Education

University of Missouri–St. Louis

18 months
1281 USD/credit 25620 USD/year
522 USD/credit 10440 USD/year
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The Early Childhood Special Education program from University of Missouri–St. Louis provides its graduates comprehensive understanding, experience, and application of current, evidence-based best practices in K-12 Special Education. 


Key Features

The implementation of strategies and interventions, about which students learn and apply, allows for program graduates to address the nearly 90% of children with special needs who attend public school-based, general education (inclusive) learning environments throughout the academic school year.

No other master's degree-level, Early Childhood Special Education program from University of Missouri–St. Louis - among higher education opportunities in the Greater St. Louis Area - comes close to harnessing and presenting the expertise and practical applications that bring success to practicing "special" educators.

The M. Ed. Program in Special Education explores important core knowledge in Special Education. The program's primary goal is to empower professionals as thoughtful educators who use best practices when assisting and empowering students with disabilities. Research and data-based decision-making are emphasized throughout the program. Graduate students will apply learned and evaluated research into practice in their courses, and learn to analyze multiple types of assessment data. The M.Ed. Program in Special Education consists of an initial required core of courses, a concentration area corresponding to the chosen emphasis area, and a capstone or exit course block.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Examining History, Community and Social Justice in Education
  • Teacher Action, Advocacy and Leadership
  • Instruction, Learning and Assessment
  • Teacher Action Research
  • Teacher Action Research Capstone
  • Consultation in Schools and Related Settings

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 18 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Application form - Refer to the international student application and $40 application fee.
  • Proof of English proficiency
  • Official transcripts - Students in their final year of a bachelor's program should submit transcripts for all semesters completed thus far. Students who have already completed a degree must submit final transcripts and degree certificates.
  • Most graduate programs also require additional materials, including letters of recommendation, writing samples, and/or GRE and GMAT scores. Please review the degree profile for your program to view a complete list of requirements. Note that letters of recommendation must be sent directly from the author - do not send photocopies or scans of recommendations.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    25620 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1281 USD per credit during 18 months.
  • National

    10440 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 522 USD per credit during 18 months.

Living costs for Saint Louis

1015 - 1530 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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