Deadline for Spring Applications October 1, 2016
Online Masters of Education in Special EducationWatch the Video
- 100%Online Coursework
- 2 - 2 1/2 yearsDuration of Program
- 33-36Credit Hours
About the Program
The OU Masters Degree in Special Education prepares students at the graduate level for leadership roles that more effectively meet the needs of all individuals with disabilities.
The Special Education Program in the Department of Educational Psychology now offers a fully online Master’s Degree in Special Education through the online Janux platform. This 33-36 credit hour master’s program enables graduate students to complete courses online and specialize in either Applied Behavior Analysis or Secondary Transition Services. Students will experience innovative online teaching strategies including collaborative learning, problem-based tasks, excellent videos, and universal design components to meaningfully support graduate student success.
Coursework, field experiences, and independent study blend together theory, research, and applied practice to enhance students’ knowledge and skills. Our graduates assume a variety of professional positions including Special Education teachers, transition coordinators, behavior analysts, Special Education administrators, and positions in community and state agencies. An increasing number of general education teachers are obtaining a Master's Degree in Special Education to enable them to better educate all students.
Students may apply to begin coursework Fall, Spring, or Summer semesters. We recommend students begin the program in the Fall to take advantage of the best course sequencing. Students who enroll in 6-9 hours per semester can finish the degree in as little as two years. Students need to meet annually with their faculty advisor to plan course enrollment, discuss progress, or other program issues. Although not required of the master’s program in general, students are highly encouraged to come to campus for graduate orientation (offered in August immediately preceding the beginning of the Fall semester) and graduation.
Listed below are the required courses, and those for the Applied Behavior Analysis and Secondary Transition Education Emphasis Areas.
Required M.Ed. Courses
Applied Behavior Analysis Emphasis Area Courses
Secondary Transition Education Emphasis Area Courses
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Easy to Manage
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Rich and Engaging
Rich and Engaging
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Graduate students at the University of Oklahoma are students who have earned at least a Baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited university and plan to pursue an advanced degree or a Graduate Certificate. Please refer to the Application Checklist to learn about the application process and then click Apply Now to get started.
- A 3.0 minimum undergraduate grade point average
- A personal statement
- Contact information for three recommenders who will submit letters of recommendation
- Official copies of all transcripts
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