Jun 21, 2024  
2020-2021 Graduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Special Education, M.Ed. (General Curriculum P-12)

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Contact Information

Phone:  (470) 578-6043

Program Description

This fully online master’s degree prepares candidates to serve students with disabilities in inclusive settings in P-12 schools. Coursework is taught by graduate faculty utilizing technology to provide synchronous and/or asynchronous content delivery, feedback, and supervision. Three electives are included in the program to provide content delivery for candidates’ individual interests (e.g., autism, preschool special education, reading, and English to speakers of other languages). Upon completion of the program, graduates will be prepared to serve students with disabilities in a variety of teaching and leadership roles. The program meets the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) standards. 

Admission Requirements

The following are requirements beyond the general Graduate Admissions  requirements.

  • Online Graduate Application-There is a non-refundable $60 application fee.  
  • Transcripts-Official transcripts from EACH College and/or University you have attended. Must be in sealed envelopes from the institution. 
  • Evidence of teaching Certification in any P-12 area or departmental approval. 
  • Personal Statement-Your statement can be uploaded into the online application. The statement should be 1-2 pages and address your professional training and interests, the nature of your professional experiences and specific issues you plan to address during the pursuit of your Masters degree.  
  • Personal Resume-Your resume can be uploaded into the online application. It should document education, teaching experience, community service, and your record of leadership. 
  • Two Personal Letters of Recommendation-Please do not use the online recommendation system. Your letters should be on letterhead and from sources that can address your success in teaching and ability for success in graduate study and commitment to student achievement. 
  • Interview-A personal, phone or SKYPE interview may be required. Candidates will be contacted by the program if an interview is needed. 

* Please note: International Students (Visa and Green Card Holders) Please visit KSU’s International Graduate Admissions site for additional requirements.

Admission Criteria for Unique Cases

Currently there are no exceptions to the admission criteria.

Transfer Credit

Graduate courses taken at other accredited institutions must be evaluated and approved by the program coordinator or department chair. A maximum of nine semester hours of transfer credit (with grades of “B” or higher) may be applied toward a degree program. No courses will be accepted for transfer credit if they are more than five years old at the time of evaluation. Transfer credit includes all course work accepted into the M.Ed. program prior to admission in full standing (maximum nine semester hours), whether earned at another institution or at Kennesaw State University. 

Petition to Graduate

Each candidate must petition to graduate at least one semester prior to completion of program requirements. The candidate should contact their program to request a petition. The Petition to Graduate form can be found online at www.kennesaw.edu/education/grad/. For more information, please view the corresponding section of Academic Policies .

Program of Study

All candidates for the Special Education MEd will complete an approved program of 36 semester hours of graduate course work.

Elective Courses (9 Credit Hours)

Students may select any graduate level courses from the Bagwell College of Education for a total of 9 credit hours. Students are encouraged to complete one of the following endorsements: 

Program Total (36 Credit Hours)

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