Special Education (MEd)

Whether you’re interested in teaching special education or honing your skills in working with students who have IEPs in your general education classroom, Mary Baldwin’s MEd in Special Education prepares you for work in one of the most critical areas in teaching.

With more accurate testing and better resources, school systems can more easily identify children who require special education interventions – some for a short time, others for their entire schooling career. MBU knows that exceptional learners deserve exceptional teachers, and that’s why our Master of Education with a concentration in Special Education provides you with the knowledge and skills needed to provide a successful and nurturing environment for these students.

A certified ABA degree

The Behavior Analyst Certification Board, Inc.® has approved the ABA course sequence in this program as meeting the coursework requirements for eligibility to take the Board Certified Behavior Analyst Examination®. Applicants will have to meet additional requirements to qualify.

The International Behavior Analyst Organization (IBAO)™ has approved the ABA course content in this program as meeting instructional requirements for the Required Educational Objectives, and as such, has designated Mary Baldwin University as an Approved Content Provider (ACP)™ for students seeking the credential of International Behavior Analyst (IBA)™. Applicants will have to meet other requirements to qualify.

My true joy in life is seeing others fulfill their potential as teachers and community leaders. Giving back to our communities is a lifelong passion for me.

Dr. Alice Waddell
Assistant Professor of Education
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Cost and Financial Aid

A great education is worth it. Here’s how Mary Baldwin helps you pay for it: Generous financial aid packages, a broad range of scholarships, transferring maximum credit hours from previous coursework or relevant work and life experiences — the list goes on. Our mission is to help you level up and bring your aspirations to life.

A flexible and customizable MEd in Special Education

Mary Baldwin’s fully online program fits around your life. The 12-week fieldwork requirement may be done on the job for working teachers if there are students with disabilities in your class (and if approved by your school division).

  • Complete the program in 12-15 months
  • K-12 Special Education endorsement available
  • Choose one of two options for your course sequence.

Our Master of Education with a concentration in Special Education prepares you to work effectively with students who have IEPs. While earning your K-12 Special Education Endorsement, you’ll develop your skills in:

  • The special education identification process
  • The development and implementation of the IEP
  • Adhering to legal guidelines
  • Working in the inclusive classroom
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