Special Education MEd Degree with Diagnostician Certification
Delivery Method: 100% online
Time to Degree: Can be completed in 2 years
College: Education and Psychology
Cost: Approximately $9,336 for Texas residents based on the 2020-2021 academic year
Scholarships/Financial Support Available: Yes
Test Score Required: Satisfactory GRE score (obtained within the past five years). GRE exam waived for applicants with a masters degree or 3.25 or higher GPA on last 60 hours of undergraduate work.
GPA: Have an appropriate GPA in degree plan as set by Texas Administrative Code and other administrative units.
Certification: Must hold a Texas teacher certification (any field). Must submit Texas teaching service record and any other documents required by Texas governing units.
Letters of Recommendation: Submit three (3) letters of recommendation. One of the recommendation letters must be completed by the current principal of the campus in which the candidate is currently employed.
Resume/Curriculum Vitae: No
Admissions Essay: Yes: Must submit a Student Information Sheet (SIS) which includes a Statement of Purpose Essay.
Must pay admission fee for entry into Educator Preparation program.
Deadlines: Graduate School Calendar
In accordance with Texas Administrative Code, all applicants must be fully admitted prior to taking any coursework in the area in which they are seeking certification. Therefore, no provisional admission is allowed.
Career Outlook: According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, positions for special education teachers are expected to grow. Because of diagnostic improvements, more children with special needs are being diagnosed at an earlier age. In addition, more parents are seeking special services for their children with special needs.
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