Texas Tech University

Special Education - Generic (M.Ed.)

Program Overview

The goal of the Master's degree in Special Education is to prepare professional educators with advanced competencies related to the Special Education field. Graduates are prepared to engage in collaboration with stakeholders to improve outcomes for students/clients in all relevant settings.

Degrees Offered

M.Ed. in Special Education. Offered fully online.

Career Opportunities With This Degree

Students in the special education program are prepared to work with individuals with disabilities in a variety of settings, including the public schools, higher education, and the private sector.

Application Materials

College Transcripts – Unofficial transcripts can be uploaded to the Graduate School application. Information on submitting official transcripts will be provided to you by the Graduate School. Grade reports or unofficial transcripts from university web portals will not be accepted. Please redact the Social Security Number anywhere it appears on your transcript. If documents are written in a language other than English, a copy of a complete and official English translation must be provided with the original language records.

Required Supplemental Application Materials

Resume, Applicant Statement, 2 Professional Recommendations. Download a comprehensive list of requirements.

Application Process

Please visit the Graduate Application Process for more information on how to apply.

Semester in which the program can be started

Spring, Fall, or Summer I or II

Estimated Hours to Completion

36 credit hours

Allowable Transfer Hours

6 credit hours maximum. All transfer hours are at advisor's discretion.

Financial Aid

TTU Graduate School and COE scholarships, research assistantships, student loans (loans not available for cert only students)

Tuition & Fees

Visit the Student Business Services website to estimate your costs.


Dr. L.J. Gould