Special Education (MEd)

Exceptional teachers for exceptional learners.

You want all your students to succeed, and a special education degree* from MBU gives you the tools to provide assessments, resources, and strategies for exceptional learners. Special education interventions can make a world of difference to a student, and with an MBU special education credential, you can be the one to change their lives.

*Initial license required

Time to Completion
12-15 months
Master of Education (MEd)
Special Education
Comprehensive Certificate in ASD

Why Study Special Education at Mary Baldwin?

Change the path of a student’s life, or change the course of your career. A special education degree from MBU opens up new career opportunities with an in-demand skill set, endorsements, and certifications. The methods taught at MBU can help you identify the needs of exceptional students and develop and implement IEPs in pursuit of an inclusive classroom where all students can excel.

MBU can get you there with a flexible, fully online set of courses and fieldwork requirements that can be completed in your own classroom. With a lower per-credit-hour cost and coursework that can be completed in a year, with offerings in spring, summer, and fall, the special education program is a fast and affordable way to make a massive difference in the lives of your students and in your own life as a professional educator.

“The MBU classes I took were practical and useful, and I often reference the lessons and materials from my classes. The lessons I learned at MBU helped frame my thinking about how to best serve students.

 Kara IrvingCompleted MBU’s post-baccalaureate teacher licensure program for special education

Learn to Take the Lead 

Special education means taking the lead in the lives of students. That’s why the MEd in special education program at MBU puts an emphasis on empowering educators to take a leadership role in their schools. Combining theory and practice to develop an integrated approach to educating exceptional students, MBU provides you with the professional development you need.

Outstanding Outcomes and Opportunities

Whether you’re looking to improve educational outcomes for students in your current school or explore expanded job opportunities, the special education program has proven results. 

MBU’s special education program has been approved by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board as meeting the coursework requirements for eligibility to take the Board Certified Behavior Analyst Examination, and the International Behavior Analyst Organization has approved our ABA content as meeting requirements for the Required Educational Objectives for students seeking accreditation as International Behavior Analyst. And with the option of K–12 special education endorsement, you’ll have a highly marketable degree and the skills to change the lives of students.

Cost & Financial Aid

A great education is worth it. Our mission is to help you level up and bring your aspirations to life.

Courses in the MEd in special education program at MBU are available at a lower per-credit-hour rate. All courses are online, and the 12-hour fieldwork requirement can be completed in your current classroom.

It’s time to level up your career. Apply today!