Pursue a special education degree online at Regent University, Virginia Beach.

M.Ed. in K-12 Special Education (Nonlicensure)

School of Education

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Prepare to Make a Difference Through Regent’s Special Education Degree Program

Are you ready to make a lasting difference in the lives of your students? Regent's Master of Education in K-12 Special Education (nonlicensure) program is designed for professionals who work with people with disabilities and are seeking additional knowledge. This degree will increase your understanding of special education laws and introduce you to best practices in disability services, teaching gifted students, addressing behavior disorders and using assistive technology.

EXPAND YOUR INFLUENCE & PURPOSE

Make a big impact caring for those who have special education needs.

WIDEN YOUR JOB PROSPECTS

Enjoy rewarding opportunities in schools and communities.

UNLOCK THE FULL POTENTIAL IN CHILDREN'S LIVES

Create engaging special education environments that foster learning.

ALIGN YOURSELF WITH EXCELLENCE

Experience Regent, ranked among top national universities by U.S. News & World Report for two consecutive years (2019 & 2020). Its programs have also been recognized among the top 5 online graduate education programs in Virginia for seven consecutive years. Regent graduates are empowered to make a difference in lives, which has led to more than 850 alumni being recognized as Teachers of the Year in Hampton Roads since 2004.

Presented from a Christian worldview, this specialty degree is supported by award-winning faculty in Virginia Beach. If you would like to pursue a K-12 teacher licensure with endorsement in special education, please explore our M.Ed. – K-12 Special Education (Licensure) program. 

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Online M.Ed. With Some Face-to-Face Components

8-Week Course Sessions

37+ Credit Hours

Online

SESSION START:

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS: 37

APPROVED DEGREE PLAN: Click to download PDF

Take Your Career to the Next Level

On completing the M.Ed. – K-12 Special Education (Nonlicensure) degree, you will be able to:

  • Understand characteristics of students with disabilities and how to manage behaviors and train in social skills.
  • Integrate language acquisition, reading tools, instructional methods and data-driven assessment techniques.
  • Collaborate and consult effectively on behalf of at-risk children.

Career Opportunities

  • Special Education Consultant
  • Disabilities Expertise in Social Work, Healthcare, Ministry, Counseling & More

Top 5

Best Online Graduate Education Programs in Virginia.

- U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2020

Click any section below for additional information or access your course schedule.

2020-2021 Semester Check-In Deadlines:

All new students are expected to check-in for the semester 2 weeks prior to the session start date. Students should apply, be accepted, enroll in their first courses, and confirm a plan to pay for their courses prior to this date.

Session

Semester Check-In

Session Start Date

Session A

Friday, August 14

Monday, August 24

Session M

Friday, September 11

Monday, September 21

Session B

Friday, October 16

Monday, October 26

Session C

Tuesday, January 5

Monday, January 11

Session T

Friday, January 29

Monday, February 8

Session D

Friday, March 5

Monday, March 15

Session E

Friday, April 30

Monday, May 10

Session F

Friday, June 11

Monday, June 21

Application Process – Master of Education (M.Ed.)

Step 1: Application & Application Fee
Submit your application using our Regent University Online Application.

Pay the $50 nonrefundable application fee by check or money order mailed to Regent University, Enrollment Support Services, 1000 Regent University Drive, Virginia Beach, VA 23464.

Fee Waiver: Attend a graduate School of Education on-campus or online information session to learn how to streamline your application process, discover financial aid resources and waive your $50 application fee.

Note: If you are unable to complete our application due to a disability, please contact our Admissions Office and an admissions representative will provide reasonable accommodations to assist you in completing the application.

Step 2: Submit your Unofficial College Transcripts*
We are able to examine and view your unofficial transcript from a U.S.-based school, which indicates successful completion of a bachelor's degree program, in order to review you for an admissions decision. Please submit your unofficial transcript to our Admissions Office by email to apply@regent.edu using the subject line: SOE Master's Application Pieces.

Non-U.S. transcripts must be evaluated by an NACES-approved company. For further details, please review the International Admissions Checklist on the International Students Admissions page.

International Applicants: Please visit the International Students Admissions page for a more detailed explanation of the Regent University application information and to determine whether or not you qualify as an international student.

*Upon conditional acceptance to the program by review of unofficial transcripts, Regent University's Admissions Office will attempt to obtain your official transcripts from your U.S. degree-granting institution, which indicate successful completion of a bachelor's degree program. We will notify you if your previous institution will not release transcripts directly to us.

Step 3: Complete Your Admissions Questionnaire
In lieu of the previously required writing sample, please complete a brief admissions questionnaire based on your professional goals and interests. This should only take a few minutes to complete but please answer the questions completely and thoughtfully. This gives us a better opportunity to get to know you and align your objectives with our programs. The admissions questionnaire can be found here. Once completed, it will be sent directly to an admissions counselor who will be in touch with you right away to help complete the rest of your application.

Step 4: Government-Issued ID
To ensure academic integrity, Regent University requires a copy of a government-issued ID. Please email a scanned copy or photograph of it to apply@regent.edu with the subject line: Government ID.

Step 5: Admissions Interview
If an interview is necessary, the admissions office will contact you to schedule an appointment. The interview can be conducted on campus or over the phone and typically takes about 20 minutes.


Note: All items submitted as part of the application process become the property of Regent University and cannot be returned.

2019-20 Tuition Rates

Degree Level / Program Cost Per Credit Hour

Master of Education (M.Ed.)

$550 per credit (In-state & Out-of-state)


 

Student Fees Per Semester

University Services Fee (Online Students) $550
Library Orientation $50 (one-time fee)
Blackboard Orientation $50 (one-time fee)

2020-21 Tuition Rates

Degree Level / Program Cost Per Credit Hour

Master of Education (M.Ed.)

$550 per credit (In-state & Out-of-state)


 

Student Fees Per Semester

University Services Fee (Online Students) $600
Library Orientation $50 (one-time fee)
Blackboard Orientation $50 (one-time fee)

*Rates are subject to change at any time.

Estimated Cost of Attendance: View the estimated cost of attendance to see an example of the total cost of tuition and fees.

Learn more about scholarships and financial aid.