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MEd in K-12 Special Education - Non-Licensure

The Master of Education in K-12 Special Education - Non-Licensure program at Regent University is designed to help improve individuals' abilities to work with students who have special needs. Read on to learn more about this program.

Official Program Name:

Master of Education in K-12 Special Education - Non-Licensure

School Offering Program:

Regent University

Degree Level:


Program Prerequisites:

Students interested in the Master of Education program at Regent University should be skilled at working with diverse groups of people and have leadership skills. They should also be interested in learning more about disabilities and how to accommodate them. Some experience working with people with disabilities could be useful for this program. All applicants to Regent University graduate programs must have a bachelor's degree from an accredited university; some programs have additional requirements.

Program Description:

Regent University designed the Master of Education in K-12 Special Education - Non-Licensure program for students who would like to learn how to provide better special education and disability services. Courses cover laws protecting people with disabilities and behavior disorders and teach students how to work with them in a classroom setting. Students also have the opportunity to gain knowledge about technology that can assist those with disabilities as well as effective teaching methods for content areas that include math, reading, and language acquisition. Through this coursework, students can learn how to create and maintain a productive and safe learning environment for all students.

Learning Format:

Online with some in-person requirements

Program Length:

36+ credits.

Financial Aid:

Eligible students could be able to receive financial aid in the forms of grants, loans, and scholarships. Contact Regent University's financial aid office for more information.

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Required Courses for the Master of Education in K-12 Special Education (Nonlicensure):

In order to earn the Master of Education degree, students will need to complete 36 credit hours of required classes; they may also need to take some prerequisite courses. Exact degree and course requirements are subject to change; contact Regent University directly to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

Required Courses (36 credits)

  • Professional Project
  • Faith Integration Assessment
  • Legal Aspects and Foundations of Special Education
  • Characteristics of Students with Disabilities
  • Behavior Management & Social Skills Training
  • Language Acquisition & the Communicative Arts
  • Assessing & Teaching Reading of Narrative Expository Texts
  • Collaboration & Consultation
  • Assessing & Teaching Mathematics to Students with Special Needs
  • Instructional Methods for Students with Disabilities
  • K-12 Reading Assessment and Instruction Across Content Areas
  • Data Driven Assessment
  • Foundations of Education and Human Growth and Development

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Furthering Your Education:

Students who have completed the Master of Education degree program may want to continue their education in doctoral degree programs that could qualify them for leadership positions in schools or school districts, educational research organizations, and policymaking organizations. Examples of available doctoral programs include:

  • Doctor of Education in Special Education
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Education
  • Educational Specialist in Educational Leadership

Career Paths:

Graduates of Regent University's Master of Education in K-12 Special Education program may have gained the skills to work with people with learning disabilities in school, ministry, healthcare, and counseling settings. This degree program does not result in licensure; students may be interested in pursuing licensure after graduation if they wish to teach special education classes. Below are some examples of careers that graduates may qualify for:

  • Disabilities expert
  • Special education consultant
  • Social worker

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