M.Ed. in Special Education General Curriculum

Master of Education (M.Ed.)

*with Reading Endorsement or ESOL Endorsement

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Deadline for Preferred Admission: April 1

Final Admission Deadline: April 15


Program Description:

The Master of Education in Special Education degree prepares practicing educators to be teacher-leaders in Special Education - General Curriculum. The program provides initial certification in special education for experienced educators in other fields and prepares teachers to educate an increasingly diverse population of students in Georgia through inclusive practices.

The program of study in the M.Ed. in Special Education - General Curriculum begins with an inclusive core of course work in curriculum development, collaborative practices and content area teaching strategies in reading and writing. Upon completion of the program, individuals majoring in Special Education - General Curriculum may also become eligible to receive an endorsement in Reading or TESOL. Successful candidates complete the programs of study in approximately 18-24 months. The M.Ed. in Special Education has been approved by the Georgia Professional Standards Commission and is fully accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).

There are two methods for completing this program:

  • Online Cohort - Click here to learn more about this option.
  • KSU Cohort

Program of Study:

Summer I

  • INED 7710: Foundations of Special Education
  • INED 7761: Instructional Approaches I

Fall I

  • INED 7730: Assessment of Diverse Learners
  • INED 7762: Instructional Approaches II

Spring I

  • INED 7720: Positive Behavior Intervention Supports
  • INED 7780: Collaborative Practices

Summer II

  • INED 7742: Data-Based Inquiry
  • Elective

Fall II

  • INED 7752: Explicit Approaches to Literacy Instruction for P-12 Students with Disabilities
  • Elective

Spring II

  • INED 7900: Capstone in Special Education
  • Elective

TOTAL 36 Credit Hours


For more information:

Melinda Ross                                            
Program Director                                      
(770) 423-6043                                         
GradEd@kennesaw.edu