Graduate Programs

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Exceptional Children and Youth: M.Ed., 4+1, Online

 

The master of education (M.Ed.) in exceptional children and youth degree program is designed to develop professional educators committed to careers that involve children, youth and adults with disabilities. Graduates are prepared to work as special education teachers, education consultants and educational technology specialists.

The traditional master’s program track is appropriate for teachers with a teaching certificate in either general or special education who wish to develop advanced knowledge and skills. The degree track also may be suitable for individuals who are not teachers but have other experience in the disabilities field and wish to pursue an advanced degree only. For previously certified teachers, the traditional degree track also may be a path to a second certificate in special education.

The Master’s Plus Certification Program (MPCP) is appropriate for individuals who seek to acquire advanced knowledge and skills while also obtaining their first teaching certificate.

Current UD undergraduate students can be considered for admission to the 4+1 B.S. in early childhood education/M.Ed. in exceptional children and youth, the 4+1 B.S. in elementary teacher education/M.Ed. in exceptional children and youth, or the 4+1 B.S. in a secondary education major/M.Ed. in exceptional children and youth.

The online master’s program is appropriate for teachers with a teaching certificate in either general or special education who wish to develop advanced knowledge and skills.

 

Program Concentrations:

  • Elementary Special Education
  • Secondary Special Education
  • Severe Disabilities/Autism (not available online starting Fall 2021)
  • K-12 Special Education (online)

 

Application Deadlines


FALL:

April 1: Final deadline to apply

July 1Final deadline to apply (Online)

 

SPRING:

November 1Final deadline to apply

 

 

SUMMER:

February 5Final deadline to apply

April 1Final deadline to apply

May 15: Final deadline to apply (Online)

Priority consideration for the MPCP program.

 

Master’s Plus Certification Program, MPCP track, is the only track offering summer admission.

4+1 PROGRAM DEADLINE: DECEMBER 15, 2019

 

UD Tuition


The 2021-2022 UD graduate student tuition rate per credit hour is $750.