Special Education: General Curriculum, M.Ed.


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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.

The U.S. Department of Education requires that all higher education institutions advise students as to whether their curriculum provides them with the eligibility to apply for a professional license and/or certification in the state for which they plan to practice. As such, please review UNC Greensboro’s status by state for the advanced teaching license in Special Education: General Curriculum. You should note whether the program either “meets”, “does not meet”, or if there “has not been a determination” of the program’s status in the state for which you plan to practice. You should contact the program’s support staff at jibost@uncg.edu with any questions regarding this data. Licensure Reciprocity Information

Program Details

Degree Type: Master's

College/School: School of Education

Program Type: Majors & Concentrations

Class Type: Online

Contact Us

Dr. Julie Bost
432 School of Education Building