Master of Education, Special Education Strategist

Learn the diverse set of skills and knowledge you need to teach students with special needs and expand your career options in as few as two years with the University of Mary’s flexible online Master of Education, Special Education Strategist program.

Our Master of Education, Special Education Strategist program combines the latest research with practical experience and is taught by seasoned teachers, experienced administrators, and academic leaders, in order to prepare you for an exciting and rewarding career in Special Education.

At a Glance

14%
Percentage of public school students served by special education educators in 2017-2018

Program Length

2 years

Format

  • Online
  • Blended
  • Classes on our main campus in Bismarck, ND

Tuition per Credit

$540

Is This the Degree For Me?

Who It’s For

Teachers interested in a career in special education

Career Paths

  • Special Education Teacher
  • Special Education Strategist
  • Special Education Curriculum Specialist

What You’ll Learn

  • Gain hands-on experience while working with expert faculty and seasoned, practicing teachers and administrators.
  • Incorporate knowledge from skilled practitioners in your field.
  • Develop a robust professional network while learning within a community of peers.

Accreditations

  • ESPB logo

    Education Standards and Practices Board (ESPB)

    The graduate programs in Education at the University of Mary are accredited by the state of North Dakota’s Education Standards and Practices Board (ESPB; 2013). The graduate Education programs are slated to meet all Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) Advanced standards newly adopted by ND ESPB by our next accreditation visit in Spring 2021.

Program Details

Your first step is to apply for candidacy by submitting the application for admission. Candidacy means you are on your way to completing the admissions process! You will need to be accepted into your program before you can enroll in classes.

Upon receiving candidacy you will need to submit the following to be considered for admissions into a graduate program:

  • Official transcripts showing a Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0.
    • Graduated from the University of Mary before? Then we’ll get your Mary transcript for you!
    • At most other schools, you can request transcripts by going to the National Student Clearinghouse or by contacting the registrar’s office. 
    • Have your transcripts sent to:
      Office of Admissions
      University of Mary
      7500 University Drive
      Bismarck, ND 58504
    • Or request to send electronic transcripts to [email protected]
  • Application/enrollment fee - This will be collected at the time you fill out the online application.
    • Professional goal statement
    • Two references (include contact information as part of the application)
    • Resume identifying applicable professional education experience

Students interested in obtaining an education licensure or endorsement should check with their own state Department of Education for information about licensure and/or endorsement requirements before contacting the university in order to determine what additional coursework may be needed.

  • Online
  • Blended
  • Classes on our main campus in Bismarck, ND
  • Tuition: $540 per credit
  • Application fee: $45
  • Technology fee: $30 per credit
  • Parking fee (evening class participants only): $25 per semester

For a full list of fees, visit our Tuition and Fees page.

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