Special Education, MA Online

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Admissions Requirements

Admission Requirements

  • A bachelor's degree from an accredited undergraduate institution
  • A completed Greenville University graduate program application
  • Official transcripts from all previously attended educational institutions
  • Copies of all currently held teacher certificates
  • A written statement of educational philosophy (not required for candidates who have completed the LBS 1 endorsement courses)

Students may transfer a maximum of 6 semester hours of credit as long as the student received at least a B in the course; the course was taken from an accredited institution; documentation is provided that indicates the course corresponds to a specific course in the program; and the coursework was completed in the last 5 years. 

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Completion Time:

18 Months

Career Opportunities

Career Outlook for Special Education Master’s Degree Graduates

There are 6.6 million public school children enrolled in special education in the United States – 13 percent of all public school students. Completing your master’s degree will open the door to a variety of careers, both in teaching special education students and assessing educational needs to help develop and implement plans for schooling.

Illinois has one of the highest employment levels in the nation for special education teachers. Average annual salaries for special education teachers in Illinois are between $65-70K, depending on the grade level.*

Top special education careers

  • Special Education Teacher
  • Educational Diagnostician
  • Special Education Director

* Bureau of Labor Statistics

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