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Earn an Online Master of Science in Special Education

The Master of Education in Special Education degree will help educators develop skills for working with children with special needs in the public school settings.  Students will also learn about the most current trends, issues, and laws pertaining to ever-changing areas of special education.  This degree does not lead to teacher licensure.

A Comprehensive Graduate Degree in Special Education

  • Learn the advanced interventions and techniques needed to specialize in students with special needs
  • Become an expert in the characteristics, needs, and behaviors of your students
  • Identify and effectively instruct students who display gifted or exceptional learning ability

What Makes University of the Southwest Different from the Rest?

  • Flexibility - Earn your degree fully online and create a custom schedule to have classes during your free time
  • Quality - Combine a liberal arts education along with a solid background in education
  • Accreditation & Faculty - University of the Southwest is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC). Our faculty will do everything possible to ensure that you will succeed
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University of the Southwest admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the institution. USW does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin, physical handicap, or sex in the administration of its educational policies, admission policies, employment policies, scholarship and loan programs, athletics and other university-administered programs.