Northern Arizona University

College of Education

Special Education, M.Ed.


South San Francisco Street

Flagstaff, AZ 86011

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

M.Ed.-Special Education

Format: Campus

Program Description:

We offer a Master of Education in Special Education With Certification in the following areas:

  • Mild to Moderate Disabilities
  • Early Childhood Special Education

This 37-55 credit hour program of study will prepare you to assume a role as a special education teacher. Who should apply This degree program is appropriate for you if you are entering the teaching force for the first time (second career, late career professional) or if you have teaching certification in another area (elementary education, secondary education) and want to become certified in special education as a second area of teaching expertise. Certification If you complete the MEd in Special Education with Certification, you will be eligible to receive an institutional recommendation from Northern Arizona University.

Mild to Moderate Disabilities includes:

  • learning disabilities
  • emotional/behavior disorders
  • mild intellectual disability
  • orthopedic
  • other health impaired
  • moderate to high functioning autism
  • Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI)

Early Childhood Special Education:

If your aspiration is to teach young children with disabilities, ages birth to five, this degree plan is for you. This plan will guide you toward certification in early childhood special education as an area of expertise, and upon successfully completing the program you will be eligible to receive an institutional recommendation. The Early Childhood Special Education certification means you will be prepared to work with young children ages 0-5 with disabilities. The demand for early childhood special educators currently outpaces the supply across the country. By earning this degree you'll be ready to enter a special education teaching position in either early intervention or preschool settings in private, human service, and public school settings.


Program is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education. NAU is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA).

International Student Requirements:

Please see our website for international applicant requirements.

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: No

# of Credits Required: 37-55

In State Tuition (per year): 7902 USD

Out State Tuition (per year): 18998 USD

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Intensive

Locale: Small City

Size & Settings: 20,000-39,999

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