Master of Education with a major in Special Ed and Teaching

University of West Georgia
Degree Level Masters
Total Credit Hours 30-36

Program Description

The Department of Learning and Teaching in the College of Education at the University of West Georgia (COE-UWG) offers the Master of Education program in Special Education (MEd-SPED). The program in Special Education prepares candidates to expand their professional knowledge, skills, and dispositions for enhancing effective practice through the exploration of new knowledge and the comprehension of research constructs. Candidates who successfully complete this program and other requirements of the state certification agency (PSC) may be eligible for Georgia Level 5 certification.

Teachers with certification in this area are infield to teach students in grades P-12 with disabilities who receive instruction using the general education curriculum and participate in the general statewide assessment, as well as students in special education preschool (ages 3-5 years). The Master of Education program in Special Education is 30 graduate credit hours plus an exit exam. Candidates need to work closely with their advisor for most effective scheduling of classes. Most of the MEd-SPED classes are offered twice per year.

Admissions Information

Program Specific Admittance Guidelines

  • Complete requirements for a Bachelors degree from an accredited institution
  • Present a cumulative 3.0 (4.0 scale) grade point average or higher on all undergraduate work
  • Present a current renewable certificate in Special Education
  • Submit a personal statement of purpose, not to exceed 200 words, that identifies the applicant's reasons for pursuing graduate study

Program Accreditation

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges