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Discover What Our Online Master of Education in Special Education Program Offers.

The online Master of Education in Special Education program at Mississippi College is designed for licensed educators who are looking to add Mild/Moderate Special Education (K-12) to their existing educator license.

This SPED degree is not intended for licensed educators who have completed initial teacher preparation programs in this field at the undergraduate level.

Discover why Mississippi College is a great choice for your education degree

In this 100% online M.Ed. program, students will study the cognitive and psycho-social needs of students who have been identified with mild/moderate learning disabilities in P-12 classrooms

They will also learn the strategies and materials to use in planning and implementing individualized programs for these students. With a faith-based curriculum and distinguished faculty who are practitioners first, our online M.Ed. in Special Ed program encourages educators to be an academic and spiritual advocate for their students with disabilities.

With our multiple start dates, convenient 100% online coursework and affordable tuition, you can prepare for a career inside or beyond the classroom as a Special Education Teacher, Resource Teacher or Intervention Specialist, in as few as 10 months.

Upon completion of this special education degree program, graduates are eligible to apply for a Special Ed Mild/Moderate K-12 endorsement on their license in addition to a Class AA license upgrade.

Upon completion of this online special education program, students will be able to:

  • Develop instructional goals to meet the needs of diverse learners
  • Demonstrate competence in the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) standards
  • Exhibit the knowledge, skills and dispositions needed to assess and analyze student learning
  • Demonstrate an in-depth knowledge of content needed to teach interrelated disciplines as an independent teacher in a specialized setting
  • Plan effective teaching and learning experiences for diverse learners

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Mississippi College offers a variety of specialized online education program options. Check out our other online education programs.

Know your application deadlines and class schedules

The School of Education offers multiple start dates each year for the convenience of our M.Ed. in Special Education online students. Students should consider application date deadlines, turn in all required documents, register for classes and pay tuition for their desired program start date.


M.Ed. in Special Education Online Requirements

  • Send all official transcripts from previously attended colleges or universities
  • Must have bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution with a 2.5 GPA
  • Must hold a standard, renewable teaching license in Elementary, Secondary or K-12 subject area; a copy must be on file with MC Grad Admissions office
  • Documentation of appropriate, professional test scores
  • Must maintain 3.0 GPA through program

Transcripts should be sent to:
Mississippi College
Graduate Admissions Office
MC Box 4067
Clinton, MS 39058

Photocopies of your educator's license can be faxed to 601-925-7368 or emailed to

Comprehensive Exam

  • Applies to all M.Ed. programs and is taken by the student upon completion of program coursework
  • A student with a 3.75 cumulative GPA will be exempt from the exam
  • If student does not meet the required GPA, he/she can complete online or in written format and will have one additional attempt to complete if he/she does not pass the first time

License: A photocopy of your Standard Class Educator's License issued by a state department of education or a state educator licensing agency. You must hold a STANDARD, 5-YEAR, RENEWABLE LICENSE to be considered. If you do not have a copy, your school district usually has one on file and will make a copy for you, or an individual may request a duplicate copy of a license by submitting a completed Licensure Application and a $5 money order (personal checks not accepted) to the Mississippi Department of Education; Office of Educator Licensure; P.O. Box 771; Jackson, MS 39205.

Exam Scores: Documentation of acceptable scores are required. You may request the Office of Educator Licensure to provide scores on file by submitting a written request to the Mississippi Department of Education; Office of Educator Licensure; P.O. Box 771; Jackson, MS 39205. The request may also be sent by email to Kathy Hallman at Be sure to include your full name and social security number in correspondence.

Take a look at our M.Ed. in Special Education online courses

The coursework for the Master of Education in Special Education online program is accelerated, offering seven-week terms for a total of 30 credit hours.


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