Master of Arts in Special Education (GEC0)
SPECIAL EDUCATION (Huntington)
Jenkins Hall 112 (map)
Dr. Melisa Reed
Jenkins Hall 115
SPECIAL EDUCATION (South Charleston)
Graduate College 211
Dr. Joyce Meikamp
Graduate College 243
Areas of Emphasis Offered: Autism* | Deaf and Hard of Hearing* | Gifted | Multi-Categorical Special Education* | Preschool Special Education | Teaching Visually Impaired*
Curriculum:36-39 credit hours.
Normal time to complete for full-time student: 2 years minimum.
A master’s degree may be earned with a specialization in any of the Areas of Emphasis. Students without a background in education must acquire certification in regular education prior to endorsement in Special Education, or they can enter the Alternative Certification Program (see Graduate Catalog). The Preschool Special Education endorsement is exempt from this requirement.
This program provides students with the tools to help learning disabled students recognize their potential to succeed.
Jobs Related to this Program:
For more information, please click on the links below to the O*NET website supported by the U.S. Department of Labor.
- 25-2052.00 Special Education Teachers, Kindergarten and Elementary School Bright Outlook
- 25-2051.00 Special Education Teachers, Preschool
- 25-2053.00 Special Education Teachers, Middle School
- 25-2054.00 Special Education Teachers, Secondary School
- 25-2059.00 Special Education Teachers, All Other
- 25-2059.01 Adapted Physical Education Specialists
Application deadline for AdmissionFall enrollment: August 1; Spring enrollment: December 1; Summer enrollment: May 1
GRE or other test required: GRE or MAT
*Courses needed for the areas of emphasis in Multicategorical and Autism are also offered at the Erma Byrd Higher Education Center in Beckley.
*Courses needed for the area of emphasis in Deaf and Hard of Hearing and Teaching Visually Impaired are the only ones in the state, operate on a cohort basis, and have live meetings at the most central location in the state for the majority of cohort participants.