M.Ed. Online

Special Education

University of North Dakota

18 months
506 USD/credit 10794 USD/year
506 USD/credit 10794 USD/year
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Specialize your training to support all individuals with diverse learning abilities and behavioral needs through professional excellence and advocacy in the Special Education program from University of North Dakota


For individuals without an undergraduate degree in education, earn a Master's of Education from a Special Education Program that aspires to be globally renowned for its expertise, leadership, diversity, and high quality teacher and professional preparation in the field of special education.

Why Study Special Education at University of North Dakota?

The program is designed for educators and other professionals interested in the study of children, adolescents and/or adults with diverse learning abilities. The degree is appropriate for candidates with a bachelor's degree in a field other than education. The degree emphasizes scholarly application for practitioners, and students may continue their education and pursue a Doctor of Education.

You can choose from eight specializations:

  • Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
  • Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE)
  • General Special Education
  • Emotional Behavioral Disorders (EBD)
  • Intellectual Disabilities (ID)
  • Learning Disabilities (LD)
  • Special Education Strategist (SES)
  • Visual Impairment (VI)

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Autistic Spectrum Disorders 
  • Early Childhood Special Education
  • Emotional Disturbance 
  • General Special Education
  • Gifted/Talented 
  • Intellectual Disabilities 
  • Learning Disabilities 
  • Special Education Strategist 
  • Visual Impairment 

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 18 months

Start dates & application deadlines


32 SCH



Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • A bachelor’s degree.
  • For students seeking a North Dakota teaching endorsement, T&L 315 Education of Exceptional Students, or its equivalent taken as either a prerequisite or corequisite with the master’s coursework.
  • For students seeking a North Dakota teacher endorsement, an elementary reading methods course and an elementary math methods course taken as either prerequisites or corequisites with the master’s coursework.
  • A cumulative grade point average (GPA) of at least 3.0 for the junior and senior years of undergraduate work (based on A = 4.00).
  • Satisfy the School of Graduate Studies’ English Language Proficiency requirements as published in the graduate catalog.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    10794 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 506 USD per credit during 18 months.
  • National

    10794 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 506 USD per credit during 18 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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