Coastal Carolina University

Spadoni College of Education

Master of Education in Special Education (M.Ed.)


100 Chanticleer Drive E,

Conway, SC 29528

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Master of Education in Special Education (M.Ed.)

Format: Online

Program Description:

Coastal Carolina University's M.Ed. in Special Education is designed to advance the careers of licensed teachers who are seeking expertisein special education content knowledge. It prepares students to advance as leaders in school districts or at the state education level, teach foundational college courses, conduct collaborative research, and improve student outcomes. This online program includes independent learning and real-time online instruction. It takes approximately 18 months to complete and is accredited by the Council for the Accreditation for Educator Preparation.

Graduate students in the Special Education Program earn knowledge of the breadth of Special Education through core coursework related to special education legislation, applied behavior analysis, instructional design, assessment, functional behavior analysis, and educational research. Additionally, candidates build depth of knowledge through coursework in one selected concentration area, including Specific Learning Disabilities, Emotional Disabilities, Intellectual Disabilities, or Severe Disabilities. Many students pursuing this graduate degree earn an additional special education teaching license by concentrating in an area in which they are not currently licensed.


North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

Facts & Figures

Classification: Higher Education Institution (Not Carnegie Classified)

Locale: Midsize City

Size & Settings: 6,000-9,999

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