Special Education, M.Ed. | Online (optional) | Old Dominion University | Norfolk, United States
12 months
1394 USD/credit 41820 USD/year
1394 USD/credit 41820 USD/year
571 USD/credit 17130 USD/year
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This Special Education MEd program from Old Dominion University prepares teachers and agency personnel to design and implement curricula for children, adolescents, and adults who require special educational services.


At Special Education MEd program from Old Dominion University graduates serve as key members of child study teams and are prepared to address educational, emotional, and physical disabilities. In this Special Education MEd program from Old Dominion University, a student can choose an endorsement in special education: general curriculum K-12 (mild/moderate disabilities); early childhood special education (birth–5); and/or special education: adapted curriculum K-12 (severe/multiple disabilities).

Program Highlights

What makes Special Education at ODU unique?

  • The Special Education with Endorsement (Education, M.S.Ed.) program can be completed in approximately two years. 
  • Coursework is supplemented by field experiences in a variety of settings. 
  • Courses are offered in on campus, online (asynchronous), and web conferencing (synchronous) modalities. 
  • Students learn evidence-based practices for teaching individuals with disabilities.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Human Growth and Development: Birth through Adolescence
  • Special Education: Legal Aspects and Characteristics
  • Classroom and Behavioral Management Techniques for Students with Diverse Needs
  • Instructional Strategies to Meet Diverse Learning Needs in Math
  • Effective Interventions for Children and Youth with Challenging Behavior 
  • Characteristics and Advanced Procedures: Learning Disabilities in Reading & Writing
  • Instructional Strategies for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH


On Campus, Online

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®
150 (verbal)
150 (quantitative)
4.5 (analytical)

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited university.
  • Cumulative GPA of 2.80 for all college credit courses taken in the baccalaureate degree program.
  • A Graduate Record Examination (GRE) Score of at least 291 (Verbal and Quantitative sections with a minimum Verbal score of 150 or better) and a 4.5 on the Analytical Writing section OR a Miller Analogies Test (MAT) minimum score of 403.
  • A 400-500 word goal statement indicating why the student wishes to enroll in the special education program.
  • Financial Documentation (seeking F/J visas only).
  • Passport identification.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    41820 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1394 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    41820 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1394 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • In-State

    17130 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 571 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for Norfolk

1100 - 1900 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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