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MEd in Special Education

Gain skills to get the best out of all of your students.

Transform your career in just two years part time.

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Have questions about the Master of Education in Special Education? Give us a call at 434.544.8383

Master of Education in Special Education


Our graduate programs in Special Education are committed to preparing teachers who provide effective, evidence-based instruction in general education and special education settings using authentic, real-life experiences.

Graduate students have the opportunity to choose the program that is best suited to their professional and personal needs.

In-Service Teacher Discount

The University of Lynchburg is offering a 40% tuition discount for in-service teachers enrolling in the Master of Education in Special Education.

100% Online

The flexible path to your degree, but the quality and interaction of in-person classes.

Flexible and fast

Finish in two years part time while you work. Seven week classes so the workload is manageable.

Grant Support

Virginia Dept. of Education grant available with Early Childhood Special Education program.

Our MEd program in Special Education is designed to help graduate students cultivate the skills they need to empower individuals facing disabilities with successful futures.


The curriculum allows students to tailor their studies, choosing between one or multiple emphases that meet certification requirements for endorsements on their teaching license. By exploring and understanding special education's multifaceted nature, participants create a comprehensive knowledge base essential for providing effective service delivery models. 

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Choose Your Passion:

The MEd in Special Education offers three specializations of study to advance your career.

  • General Curriculum: Working with students who have disabilities (e.g., learning disability, ADHD, behavior issues) be successful in their general education classrooms.
  • Adapted Curriculum: Working with students who have disabilities (e.g., intellectual disability, Autism) with more significant support needs.
  • Early Childhood Special Education: Working with students who have developmental delays before they enter kindergarten.

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