M.Ed. Blended

Special Education

Southern Methodist University

24 months
760 USD/credit 13680 USD/year
760 USD/credit 13680 USD/year
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The Master of Education in Special Education degree program at Southern Methodist University offers a rigorous, interdisciplinary curriculum that prepares currently certified and/or experienced teachers to be special educators and teacher leaders for school-aged students with special needs. 


Program of Study

Students must complete 36 graduate-level credit hours. Courses will be taught after school hours and in the summer to offer maximum flexibility. This degree program is designed for completion within two years. All program requirements for the graduate degree must be completed within six years. The primary instructional format will be conventional face-to-face instructor/student contact, augmented with online delivery of relevant material. 

The required courses cover foundations of special education, diverse learners, assessment for special educators, academic and behavioral interventions, and will include three supervised field experiences conducted in students’ school settings. The capstone course, applied research in special education, involves an action research study. 

The Special Education program at Southern Methodist University meets the requirements of the Texas Education Agency for master's level programs through (a) the emphasis on assessment and instruction for students with the most intense instructional needs, (b) leadership in the context of instructional team-designed interventions, and (c) primary reference to research and use of relevant data for instructional and leadership decisions in the context of special education program development and service delivery.

Programme Structure


  • Interpreting Educational Research
  • Assessment for Special Educators
  • Instructional Interventions for Math
  • Collaboration with Families and Colleagues
  • Behavioral Interventions in the Classroom
  • Applied Research in Special Education 

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


36 SCH



Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Online application
  • Application fee, submitted via online payment. This fee is non-refundable. This fee is waived if you have previously applied to a program within the Simmons School of Education.
  • A baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution in the United States or proof of equivalent training at a foreign university.
  • Official transcript(s) showing degree confirmed. 
  • Writing Component: Applicant will submit an essay response to ONE of the writing prompts on the application.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    13680 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 760 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    13680 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 760 USD per credit during 24 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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