Oakland University

School of Education and Human Services

Master of Education in Special Education


520 O'Dowd Hall

520 O'Dowd Hall

Rochester, MI 48309

United States





Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Master of Education in Special Education

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The Master of Education in Special Education program focuses on the broader concepts of exceptionality: learning, instruction and development. You will explore theory, research and advanced application in instruction and assessment with selected populations. Endorsements are available in three areas: Specific Learning Disability, Emotional Impairment and Autism Spectrum Disorder. The endorsements are contained within the degree program. The exception is the endorsement in autism spectrum disorder, which is offered as a stand-alone program of 24 or 32 credits, depending on prior credentials

Those who hold a prior master’s degree in special education or a related field may be able to complete an endorsement in SLD or EI with fewer credits than required by the degree.


Oakland University is accredited as a doctoral degree-granting institution by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

International Student Requirements:

International applicants requiring an I-20 for a visa must also submit additional documents, including an International Student Supplemental Application, financial documents, transcript evaluations, and proof of English language proficiency (TOEFL, IELTS or MELAB).

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: Yes

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Intensive

Locale: Large Suburb

Size & Settings: 10,000-19,999

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