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Earn a Master of Education in Special Education
in 5 semesters
- Five semester (21-month) program
- Cohort model complemented with online classes
- SACS and PSC accredited
- Conveniently located in Cherokee County
The Master of Education in Special Education (M.Ed./SPED) offered by the Price School of Education at Reinhardt University is designed for certified, practicing Special Education professionals who have successfully completed at least one year of full-time classroom experience and want to earn a master’s degree as part of a professional learning community. The goal of the M.Ed. Program in Special Education at Reinhardt University is to transform professional educators into responsive teachers in inclusion classrooms, effective collaborators, action researchers and instructional leaders.
Accredited by SACS and PSC
The program is approved by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) and the Professional Standards Commission (PSC) and allows classroom teachers in Special Education General Curriculum (K-12) to earn an Masters in Special Education in four semesters (summer to summer) while continuing their teaching career. The program requires candidates to complete three domains of professional development that include 36 hours or 12 courses.
Each cohort of students, the group of candidates who start the program together, take all 12 courses together. A new cohort will start each fall semester.
What are the unique benefits of the M.Ed. in Special Education taught by the Price School of Education at Reinhardt University?
- Focus on effective instruction in inclusion classrooms
- Emphasis on classroom action research based on identified student needs and school improvement initiatives
- Strong curricular framework addressing Council for Exceptional Children's Advanced Content Standards
- Improved collaboration skills by fostering communication with families and school-based and agency stakeholders
- Development of teacher Leaders to promote data-driven decisions for school improvement and positive impact on academic achievement for all students
- Required capstone experience at end of program designed on an individual basis
Are you interested in an M.Ed. in Special Education that will help you become an Effective Teacher in Inclusion Classrooms?
If so, Reinhardt's M.Ed. in Special Education is perfect for you.
“The program is designed to engage participants in becoming responsive teachers, effective collaborators, action researchers and instructional leaders within the inclusion classroom setting. Teachers will become entrenched in differentiated strategies, implement them in their classroom, collect evidence of student learning, and then reflect on and adjust their teaching practices based on student needs and school improvement initiatives. By examining how they can work as instructional leaders and collaborators in a professional learning community, teachers can become empowered to improve programs for students, promote appropriate professional practices and support public policies for the positive development and learning of all children.” -- Dr. Thomas Reed, PSOE M.Ed. Special Education Coordinator
For information about the M.Ed. at Reinhardt University, please contact:
Dr. Georgann Toop
PSOE M.Ed. Program Coordinator