Master of Education in Special Education

The M.Ed. in Special Education is designed for individuals who desire advanced professional preparation in Special Education. The program encompasses theory, research, and practice relating to individuals who experience disabilities.


There are two different admission requirements; one for UAA and one for the COE program.

*Candidates entering the M. Ed. program in Special Education typically have completed our Graduate Certificate in Special Education. Credits earned during the Graduate Certificate program can be applied toward the total credits needed for the master’s degree.



Form Name Description
Application for Admission - Special Education Application for Admission to the Special Education Programs.
Comprehensive Exam Special Education Application to take semester Comprehensive Exam for Masters in Special Education or Early Childhood Special Education
Internship Alternative Partnership Agreement This form is only necessary when interning with SPED outside the greater Anchorage, Fairbanks, or Juneau areas.
Reference Form - MEd & Graduate Certificate SPED Required form of the CASE department admission application process to the MEd & Graduate in Certificate Special Education program.


 For more information contact:

Adrainne Thomas, Ph.D.
Program Coordinator, Assistant Professor
PSB 222D

Brenda Henderson, Administrative Assistant
PSB 206