Special Education: General Curriculum, M.Ed.


The Master’s of Education (M.Ed.) program in Special Education: General Curriculum is an online program designed to provide opportunities for initially licensed teachers to gain advanced skills in teaching students with disabilities. Students with a license in education, but not special education, must successfully complete two prerequisite courses (6 credits) before beginning the M.Ed. program. The M.Ed. program is 100% online, but does include synchronous and asynchronous courses. Upon successful completion of the M.Ed. program, candidates can apply for an advanced licensure in K-12 Special Education: General Curriculum.

Program Distinctions

The UNC Greensboro School of Education was named one of the 2022 “Top Graduate Schools of Education” by the U.S. News & World Report.

The Student Experience

  • Students have the opportunity to work closely with professors in an environment that fosters growth and emphasizes the delivery of services in integrated settings, with a focus on interdisciplinary and interagency collaboration. 
  • The program focuses on preparing teacher leaders for diverse roles in working with individuals with disabilities across the lifespan in a variety of educational and community environments.
  • In this program, students use cases and problem-based learning that includes appropriate implementation of inclusive practices. A student teaching experience is required, effectively preparing students for classroom practice.
  • The program is set up as a cohort model. Students take all of their classes as a team, providing opportunities for collaboration, peer support, and networking.

After Graduation

  • Upon graduation, students are prepared for professional careers in rural and urban, public and private schools, residential settings, community agencies, clinics, and organizations.
  • Graduates may go on to work in positions such as: special education teacher, inclusion specialist, resource teacher, program coordinator, and special education curriculum facilitator.

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