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The Master of Education (MEd) in Special Education - Cross-Categorical (ITL) degree from Grand Canyon University prepares grads to become special education teachers. Designed for any type of student including those who are changing careers or already in education. 

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Students in the  Special Education - Cross-Categorical (ITL) degree from Grand Canyon University will learn teaching and classroom strategies and skills that suit the needs of special education students. 

Graduates of the Master of Education in Special Education degree program at GCU are prepared to teach any subject, from math to language arts, to students with mild to moderate disabilities. These teaching methods will take into account the language, emotional development and physical and cognitive disabilities of each student.

Masters of special education graduates will be prepared to impact special education populations in culturally and linguistically diverse environments. In addition, they are prepared to develop and implement individual education plans for students with special learning needs.


Highly qualified special education teachers are in demand. In some locations, the job is considered a high-need and qualifies for additional bonuses and stipends. Beyond the professional benefit of obtaining a Master of Education in Special Education degree from Grand Canyon University, is that your level of knowledge and practice will be of great service to your students. Your practice experience during the program will help you bring modern, cutting edge teaching to students who need it the most.

Because qualified special education teachers are in such high demand, Grand Canyon University has made it easy for interested students to pursue their passions. The online master’s degree in special education program means that anyone who wants to be a special educator can find a way to do so. 

The online program is staffed by tenured professors and expert adjunct staff. Students will gain the ability to navigate the changing landscape of special education laws and procedures from the people who have worked in the environment for years.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Foundations in Special Education Graduate Studies 
  • Survey of Special Education: Mild to Moderate Disabilities
  • Professional, Ethical and Legal Practices and Policies in Special Education 
  • Collaborations and Communications in Special Education
  • Assessment and Eligibility in Special Educ: Mild to Moderate Disability 
  • U.S. and Arizona Constitutions for Teacher Candidates

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44 alternative credits



Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Graduate applicants may be accepted at GCU with an undergraduate degree from an accredited college or program that has been approved by Grand Canyon University (GCU), with a 2.8 GPA or higher. 
  • If you do not meet the GPA requirement, you may be eligible for admission with a graduate degree from an accredited, GCU-approved college or program and passing test scores: GMAT, GRE.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    545 USD/credit
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    Based on the original amount of 545 USD per credit and a duration of  .
  • National

    545 USD/credit
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    Based on the original amount of 545 USD per credit and a duration of  .


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.

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

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