Education in Special Education

University of Louisville

M.Ed. Online
24 months
552 USD/credit
552 USD/credit
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Education in Special Education  from University of Louisville is designed for licensed teachers and other professionals interested in developing expertise in areas related specifically to Moderate and Severe Disabilities (MSD) special education.


Education in Special Education  from University of Louisville provides a strong foundation in general education content and special education theory and methods. With coursework involving extensive classroom experience, you will develop the skills, competencies and confidence for successful teaching in this important area—including strategies for inclusion, behavior management, social skill instruction and modifying instruction within the general curriculum.


Students graduating from the MSD concentration will be qualified to gain licensure to become a special education teacher. You’ll be prepared to better understand the needs of students from elementary to high school.

  • Elementary teachers work primarily with beginning or remedial skills in academic content (English language arts, math, science and social studies), as well as adaptive behaviors.
  • Middle Grade and Secondary teachers address these skills in addition to preparing students to transition to vocations or to post-secondary education.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Research Analysis in Special Education
  • Applied Behavior Analysis
  • Single Subject Research Methods and Designs
  • Advocacy 
  • Applications of Assistive Technology
  • Academic and Behavior Response to Intervention
  • Moderate and Severe Disabilities Practicum
  • Assessment of Exceptional Learners
  • Autism
  • Moderate/Severe Disabilities Curriculum and Methods 

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 24 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

We admit students on a rolling basis. The preferred deadlines help you complete the application process on time.




36 alternative credits


  • No Attendance

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.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Complete graduate application
  • $65 non-refundable application fee
  • Submit 2 letters of recommendation (please list email addresses for recommenders in the online application)
  • Submit personal statement of 250-500 words, using the Personal Statement Cover Sheet [PDF]
  • Sign Professional Code of Ethics and Technology Agreement [PDF] form
  • Bachelor’s degree earned from an accredited institution*
  • Official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate work
  • Minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.75
  • Prerequisite: EDSP 540 Introduction to Exceptional Children (or equivalent)
  • Proof of a valid teaching certificate or statement of eligibility
  • English Proficiency
  • Financial Statement

Tuition Fee

  • International

    552 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 552 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    552 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 552 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.


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Education in Special Education
University of Louisville


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