M.Ed. On Campus

Special Education

Texas Christian University

24 months
32220 USD/year
32220 USD/year
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The M.Ed. in Special Education at Texas Christian University, prepares educators to work directly with students who have disabilities and collaborate with families, other professionals, and administrators. The College of Education works with its two campus laboratory schools.


Key facts

The M.Ed. in Special Education from Texas Christian University, is a program designed for students who are certified in elementary, middle school, secondary school special education or who have extensive experience in a related field.

The mission of the Special Education master's degree program from Texas Christian University, is to prepare educators who understand and implement researched-based practices, serve as instructional leaders, and advocate for students with disabilities and their families. 

The traditional program addresses K-12 special education, focusing on evidenced-based instructional practices and research methodology related to students with high-incidence disabilities such as learning or behavioral disabilities.


In the second M.Ed. option, Special Education M.Ed. with Educational Diagnostician Certification, students learn evidence-based instructional practices and research methodologies, as well as become certified Educational Diagnosticians through the state of Texas. Students may choose either option in pursuit of a Special Education M.Ed.

Upon acceptance into the graduate program in special education, students must meet with a special education adviser. It is essential that students work closely with an adviser at the time of program admittance through completion.

The M.Ed. in special education does not lead to initial teacher certification.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Literacy Methods in Special Education
  • Technology for Diverse Learners
  • Motivating and Managing Students in the Classroom
  • Understanding Exceptional Children and Youth At-Risk
  • Critical Issues in Special Education
  • Planning and Instruction in Academically Diverse Classrooms
  • Educational Assessment

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Online Application
  • Application Fee
  • Official Transcripts
  • Resume
  • Academic/Professional Objectives Statement
  • Three Letters of Recommendation
  • Teaching Certificate and Service Record required for applicants seeking educational diagnostician, school counselor, principal, or superintendent certification
  • Official TOEFL scores for non-native English speakers
  • On-line Criminal Background Check 

Tuition Fee

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    32220 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 32220 USD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    32220 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 32220 USD per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Fort Worth

1071 - 1679 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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