Eastern’s Master of Education in Special Education designed for certified special education teachers who serve PreK-12 students with special needs. The MEd prepares educator experts who can serve in a variety of school settings. Students are trained to communicate effectively, think critically, embrace cultural and linguistic diversity, utilize technology appropriately, practice inclusive interventions, learn independently and collaboratively, and serve competently in their field.

Please note that we have updated our curriculum for students enrolling in Fall 2023 onward. Students who enroll before then can continue their coursework in their original program of study until completion. Please see the Curriculum page for more details.

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State Authorizations

Please check the State Authorizations page to determine if Eastern University’s program fulfills your state credentialing requirements. Students who seek similar credentialing in states other than Pennsylvania are advised to contact the appropriate credentialing agency within their home state to seek information and additional guidance about credentialing in your state of residence. Additional state or local district requirements may exist for field placements in this state. Out-of-state student placements cannot be guaranteed by the program or the College of Education and Behavioral Sciences. Students are responsible for following all state and local district requirements and regulations for their field placement.