Special Education

Master of Education - Online

Serving Those Who Are Differently Abled

Why Earn an M.Ed. in Special Education through Lancaster Bible College | Capital Seminary & Graduate School?

Helping Students Achieve More

If you have a passion for working with students across the learning spectrum, consider earning a Master’s degree in Special Education. This fully online program is design for busy working professionals while still focusing on deep engagement with faculty and fellow students.

Our Master of Education in Special Education program prepares certified teachers to engage with students with a variety of special needs – from students with Down Syndrome, ADHD, behavioral disorder, emotional disorders, learning disabilities and more – to achieve their greatest potential. Learn how to create effective IEPs (individualized education plans), manage student behaviors, teach effectively, and collaborate with other professionals and families. After being taught by master teachers with years of experience in special education, you’ll graduate equipped and prepared to make a difference in the lives of students with special needs.

What Makes our Program Different?

This predominately online program meets the needs of professional teachers already working in the field. The mission of the Education Department at Lancaster Bible College | Capital Seminary & Graduate School guides our thinking and practice. We exist to prepare and disciple teachers to be relevant, relational and reflective practitioners who think biblically and impact the educational community. When you earn your M.Ed. from LBC | Capital, you will experience:

  • Knowledgeable, compassionate faculty who teach and mentor
  • Opportunities to develop your research skills
  • Field placements to hone your skills
  • Enriched practice through the lens of a biblical worldview
Your Journey

Program Credits: 39

Locations: Online,


Master of Education (M.Ed.)
Learn about licensure/certification for this program

Course Length: 8 weeks, a few courses are 16 weeks

Average Completion Time: 2-3 years

Residency: Check with the program director

Program Cost: See current cost

Application Deadline: Fall Semester: August 1, Spring Semester: December 1, Summer Semester: April 1

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“Children are a gift from the Lord… ” – Psalm 127:3

In This Program, Students Will…

  • Demonstrate ability as a Special Education teacher.
  • Understand their identify as a teacher and leader.
  • Lead within the classroom, school and larger educational community.
  • Reflect on practice and make evidence-based decisions.
  • Collaborate effectively with colleagues, families and the community.
  • Think and live through the lens of a biblical worldview.


M.Ed. in Special Education (39*)

M.Ed. Core Courses:15 Credits
Special Education Courses:24 Credits
Orientation Seminar:0 Credit

*Credit total may be higher if student needs to take courses in Biblical & Theological studies

View the CATALOG for the complete curriculum plan, course descriptions and further details about this program.

Meet the Faculty

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Julia Hershey, D.Ed.

Associate Provost for Academics

“Parker Palmer says, “Good teaching cannot be reduced to technique; good teaching comes from the identity and integrity of the teacher.” This challenges me to continue to develop my inner life and relationship with the Lord, so that my teaching can flow from that place.” —Dr. Hershey

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Bob Dodson, Ed.D.

Professor, Certification Officer, Field Placement Coordinator

“I have found that teaching is more about building relationships than imparting knowledge. Both are important, but knowing my students makes me a better teacher.” — Dr. Dodson

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Stacey Martin, Ed.D.

Education Department Chair

“Preparing tomorrow’s teachers to be the leaders God has called them to be – I can’t think of anything else I’d rather do!” — Dr. Martin

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Looking for Ways to Finance Your Master’s Degree?

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