2-3 years (full-time)
If you have a passion for working with students across the learning spectrum, consider earning a master’s degree in Special Education. This 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 disorders, 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.
8 weeks, a few courses are 16 weeks
There is no residency requirement; however, as a vehicle for building community and engaging in discussion around critical issues, there is one 30- to 60-minute synchronous zoom session per week.
There is no capstone requirement.
Transfer in up to 9 graduate level classes with a grade of B or higher.
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August 1, December 1, April 1
MEd Core Courses 15 Credits
Special Education Courses 24 Credits
View the Academic Catalog for the complete curriculum plan, course descriptions and complete program details.
Want to learn more about this master’s degree or LBC | Capital’s graduate school? Consider scheduling an appointment to talk virtually or in person with an Admissions Counselor who will be glad to answer all your questions about earning a post-graduate degree online.
Our 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 MEd from LBC | Capital, you will experience:
The Master of Education will prepare you for a wide range of service and/or ministry contexts, such as a special education teacher at a public or private school.
The following is the proposed schedule for this degree program.
|SPE 501 (1) Assessment & Special Ed Processes||One||Fall||3|
|EDU 526 (2) Diagnostic Reading Assessment||One||Fall||3|
|SPE 503 (prereq 501) (1) Teaching Students with LD & ID||One||Spring||3|
|SPE 504 (prereq 501) (2) Teaching Students with Low Inc.||One||Spring||3|
|EDU 550 (1) Socio-cultural Perspective||One||Summer||3|
|SPE 502 (prereq 501) (1) Meeting Needs with Autism||One||Summer||3|
|EDU 519 (1) Foundations & Frameworks||Two||Fall||3|
|EDU 560 (2) Teacher’s Life & Work||Two||Fall||3|
|SPE 505 (prereq 501,2,3,4)(2) Professionalism, Ethical Practice & Collaboration||Two||Spring||3|
|Bible Courses (four 1-credit courses)||Two||Spring||3|
|EDU 570 (prereq 505) Apprenticeship I*||Three||Fall||3|
|EDU 598 Seminar in Action Research*||Three||Fall||3|
|EDU 580/585 (prereq 570, 505) Apprenticeship II*||Three||Spring||3|
|EDU 599 (prereq 598) Project in Action Research*||Three||Spring||3|
* = 16 week courses