Master of Science in Education Special Education


$502 Per Credit

The Master of Science in Education – Special Education online degree program will prepare you for special education licensure, helping to meet the high demand for special education teachers. If you already hold a master’s degree in special education and are interested in completing requirements for licensure only. Campus policies on recency of coursework, minimum grade earned, and equivalence will apply. Official transcripts will be reviewed for applicable prior coursework following application and admission to the program.

Plus, as a student in the MSE – Special Education program, you may be eligible for the TEACH Grant.*

Career Opportunities

Explore the Careers in Special Education:

  • Elementary school, secondary school, middle school and high school special education teacher
  • Resource, exceptional student, severe/profound mental disabilities, learning support, resource programs, severe emotional disorders elementary, emotional disabilities, special education resource, inclusion, learning support, exceptional children (EC), exceptional student education (ESE), self-contained, learning support, learning disabilities special education (LD), career and transition and interrelated special education teacher
  • Teacher of children with disabilities
  • Intervention specialist and early interventionist


  • A cumulative grade point average on all college (undergraduate and graduate) coursework of at least 2.75/4.00. Undergraduate and graduate coursework from all colleges attended will be considered.
  • A baccalaureate degree in education or a similar field from an accredited college or university
  • Official transcripts of all your undergraduate and graduate work to date. We are unable to accept transcripts from students. If you have taken courses at UW-Superior, transcripts are not required.
  • A professional resume
  • An educator’s license in teaching (even if now expired)
  • Verification of completion of a Wisconsin initial teaching program (for Wisconsin add-on licensure) – ask your enrollment specialist for assistance
  • A candidate Statement of Intent, identifying the program outcome desired and future professional application of the degree/licensure sought
  • GRE not required
  • Complete criminal background check

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