Texas Tech University

Special Education - Generic (M.Ed.)

Program Overview

The goal of the master's degree in Special Education with a concentration in Generic 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.

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Degrees Offered

M.Ed. in Special Education with a concentration in Generic Special Education. Generic Special Education focuses on Learning Disabilities, Emotional Disturbance, Intellectual Disabilities, ADHD, Dyslexia as well as provides information about the characteristics and methods for teaching other types of disabling conditions. Assessment techniques and collaboration with parents, teachers, and other professionals form the foundation of this program. 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. This degree does not result in Teacher Certification.

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.

  • Due to ongoing impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Graduate School has temporarily changed its admission requirements regarding test scores. The GRE may optionally be submitted by applicants for the 2022-2023 and 2023-2024 academic years, through the Summer 2024 application cycle. International applicants may use certain alternate exams in place of the TOEFL. Please visit the Graduate Admissions COVID-19 FAQ page for more information.

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

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L.J. Gould, Ed.D.Admissions CoordinatorOffice of Graduate Admissions & Enrollmentspecialeducationinquiries.educ@ttu.edu806-834-4224


Fast Facts

  • Delivery: Online
  • Master's Hours to Completion: 36
  • Now accepting applications for: All Semesters
  • Master's Maximum Transfer Hours: 6