M.Ed in Special Education - General Curriculum Online
The Master of Education in Special Education – General Curriculum online program at Columbus State University will help you explore the most advanced ways to help students thrive. You will learn from some of the most recognized leaders in special education and earn a degree from one of the top-ranked special education programs in the U.S.
What you'll gain:
- Expertise in studies of content, pedagogy, research, reading and psychological foundations
- The required knowledge and proficiency to apply for an upgrade of your state certification level
- Skills to acquire information in the field related to specific disabilities as they occur
Columbus State's field-seasoned faculty will help you develop a deeper understanding of your students' unique learning needs. You'll have the confidence and skills to help students with unique educational and functional needs become as independent and accomplished as possible.
The course work for the M.Ed. in Special Education – General Curriculum online degree program is accelerated, and is based on 7-week terms to provide flexibility for the student and to help shorten average time to completion. This program includes instruction on research methods, assessment, instruction, and a practicum for applying learnings in an appropriate educational setting. To see the full list of courses for the M.Ed. in Special Education online program, View courses
Tuition for the M.Ed. in Special Education – General Curriculum online program is competitive, and the tuition cost is the same for both Georgia and non-Georgia residents. To help make the program tuition costs more manageable, enrolled students can pay by the course while progressing through their online program. Related fees can also be paid per 7-week term, or per semester, as applicable. Financial aid may also be available for those students who qualify. To learn more about tuition for this online master of education program, View tuition
To apply to the Master of Education in Special Education – General Curriculum online program, you must file an official application and all related, required documents, including official transcripts, GRE test scores or teaching license and applicable exam scores, as well as a minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.75. To learn more about all the admission requirements specific to this master of education online program, View admissions
The academic calendar for the M.Ed. in Special Education – General Curriculum online program is arranged to offer maximum start date flexibility for online students, allowing for two starts per fall or spring semester. Additional flexibility is built in with a document deadline that extends beyond the application deadline, to allow for receipt of a completed application. To see our calendar, including upcoming start dates and important deadlines for this master of education online program, View calendar
For the M.Ed. in Special Education – General Curriculum online program, students must complete the following course work, which includes a field experience in an educational setting appropriate to the program.
Columbus State online tuition is the same—both in-state and out-of-state, and is conveniently payable by course.
|Program||Per Credit Hour||Fees|
|Master of Education in Special Education - General Curriculum||$385||
$132.50 institution fee per 7-week term
$39.50 tech fee per 7-week term
$33.50 Activity Fee per 7 week term
$38 per course instructional fee
$149.50 Tk20 fee—see below
$50 application fee
Students must purchase a Tk20 account when accepted into the program. A Tk20 account can be purchased for $149.50 through the CSU bookstore. Purchase Tk20
Master of Education in Special Education – General Curriculum
Here's a checklist of what you'll need to begin the admissions process for your Columbus State M.Ed. in Special Education – General Curriculum:
- Minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.75 (regular admission) or 2.50 (provisional admission) on all undergraduate work at an accredited United States institution in fulfillment of the requirements for a baccalaureate degree
- A clear renewable teaching license or documentation of eligibility for certification (approved program completion and applicable licensure exam scores).
- The successful applicant must not have a criminal record or discharge from the armed services that would prevent recommendation for related teacher certifications.
Out of State Students
If you live outside the state of Georgia, state regulations may limit your distance education options. To find out whether Columbus State University is authorized to deliver specific programs in your state, please email your inquiry to firstname.lastname@example.org. This email address is exclusively for questions regarding state approval of online offerings. Other types of questions should be sent to the academic department offering the online course.
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The academic calendar for the Master of Education in Special Education – General Curriculum online program offers the flexibility and convenience of multiple start dates per year, as well as other important dates for students.
|Semester||Start Date||Application Deadline||Deadline for Receipt of All Documents Needed for Admission||Registration Deadline||Tuition/Fees Deadline|
|Fall 1 Semester 2017||August 14, 2017||July 14, 2017||July 29, 2017||August 13, 2017||August 14, 2017|
|Fall 2 Semester 2017||October 6, 2017||September 8, 2017||September 22, 2017||October 5, 2017||October 6, 2017*|
|Spring 1 Semester 2018||January 22, 2018||December 8, 2017||January 8, 2018||January 21, 2018||January 22, 2018|
|Spring 2 Semester 2018||March 13, 2018||February 13, 2018||February 27, 2018||March 12, 2018||March 13, 2018*|
|Summer 1 Semester 2018||June 13, 2018||May 13, 2018||May 27, 2018||June 12, 2018||June 13, 2018|
|Fall 1 Semester 2018||August 20, 2018||June 30, 2018||July 15, 2018||August 19, 2018||August 20, 2018|
|Fall 2 Semester 2018||October 11, 2018||September 11, 2018||August 28, 2018||October 10, 2018||October 11, 2018*|
*This tuition/fees deadline applies only to students who were NOT enrolled in the previous session
Additional Important Dates
|Semester||Start Date||Schedule Adjustment Period (DROP ONLY)||Last Day to Withdraw without Academic Penalty||Last Day of Classes|
|Fall 1 Semester 2017||August 14, 2017||August 14, 2017||August 25, 2017||October 4, 2017|
|Fall 2 Semester 2017||October 6, 2017||October 6, 2017||October 20, 2017||December 4, 2017|
|Spring 1 Semester 2018||January 22, 2018||January 22, 2018||February 5, 2018||March 9, 2018|
|Spring 2 Semester 2018||March 13, 2018||March 13, 2018||March 27, 2018||May 7, 2018|
|Summer 1 Semester 2018||June 13, 2018||June 13, 2018||June 27, 2018||July 31, 2018|
|Fall 1 Semester 2018||August 20, 2018||August 20, 2018||September 3, 2018||October 9, 2018|
|Fall 2 Semester 2018||October 11, 2018||October 11, 2018||October 24, 2018||December 10, 2018|