Online Masters in Special Education

The online M.Ed. program is 36 credit hours and takes two years to complete.

What do I do with this degree?

  • Advance your skills and marketability
  • Complete coursework toward the BCBA
  • Become competitive for doctoral level admissions and funding.

Who Should Apply?

  • General Educators
  • Special Educators
  • Behavior Coaches
  • Administrators
  • Counselors
  • Clinicians and therapists

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Why Special Education at Texas A&M University?

Quality

U.S. News and World Report's Best Grad Schools ranks our graduate program among the best in the nation.

Value

TAMU is a "best-value" for your educational dollar by U.S. News and World Report.

Expertise

You will learn from well-known scholars and practitioners in special education.

Breadth

Develop your expertise in Autism and single case research. We emphasize academic and behavioral interventions, positive behavior supports, and prevention programming.  As well as bilingual special education,  literacy and reading, and transition.

Learning

Faculty earn certification and take training in online instruction.

Innovation

Our course design and use of technology are top-notch. National reviews by Quality Matters (c) are a component of our programming.

Evidence-Based

Our coursework teaches scientifically-supported interventions, assessments, and practices.

Diversity

We include issues educational disparity in our course work.

Competitive Edge

Our pass rates for ABA certification are in the top 10% of the country for distance programs.

Applied Behavior Analysis Option

The Behavior Analyst Certification Board, Inc.® has approved the coursework requirements. Graduates are eligible for Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA)® examination. The BACB® has also approved the practicum sequence. These experiences quality for the BCBA® exam. Please see the BACB® website for more information bacb.com. The ABA option includes:

  • 18 credit hours online
  • Asynchronous and synchronous course formats
  • Preparation for the BCBA exam

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Distance or Online Courses

Online instruction does not mean independent study.  Our program provides quality instruction and rewarding learning experiences. We offer courses that incorporate peer collaborations and personal interactions with professors. Classes meet in both synchronous (real-time) and asynchronous (on-demand). The two-year program starts each summer in June.

When to Apply

The application deadline is February 15th. Only completed applications move to review by the Master's Program Committee. You should receive an email notifying you of a completed application. Notices to applicants occur in April and May.