Special Education

Master of Education

The M.Ed. in Special Education is a 30–33 hour program that prepares general education and special education teachers to work as a team to effectively teach children with mild disabilities in inclusive K–12 settings. Candidates are required to complete an internship in an inclusive special education setting. Additional coursework for an endorsement in severe disabilities is available.

Are you in?

Students must meet the following requirements to be admitted to the Special Education program:

1.  A baccalaureate degree from an institution fully accredited by one of the recognized accrediting agencies.

2.  An overall undergraduate grade point average (GPA) of a minimum of 3.0 or a GPA of 3.0 on the last degree earned.

3. Passing scores on the Core Academic Skills for Educators (CASE) exam or a 21 on the ACT. Note: If you are exempt from the CASE due to your ACT score, you must have a passing writing score on one of the following writing examinations: CASE, GRE, SAT, ACT, or CAAP.

Apply to Delta State University through the Office of Admissions.

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  • 30-33 hour program and a comprehensive exam
  • Prepares teachers to teach students with mild/moderate disabilities in inclusive K-12 settings
  • Internship in inclusive special education setting is required
  • Coursework for endorsement in severe/profound disabilities is available

For questions and information about the program, contact:

Dr. Tom Brady, Ed.D., Chair,


Vicki Jean Hartley, Ed. D., Associate Professor

Ewing Hall 384

Phone 662-846-4370

Fax 662-846-4309