Division of Teacher Education, Leadership, and Research

Master of Education in Special Education

The M.Ed. in Special Education is a 30–33 hour COMPLETELY ONLINE 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.

Online Program of Study

Careers in Special Education

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 the Masters of Education in Special Education program through the office of Graduate and Continuing Studies.

Comprehensive Exams

According to The University of Mississippi, “The Mississippi Teacher Fellowship Program is designed as an innovative partnership to address Mississippi’s teacher shortage. The purpose of the program is to attract qualified teachers to the critical teacher shortage areas of Mississippi. Scholarships will be made available to persons seeking a Master of Education or Educational Specialist degree at a Mississippi institution of higher learning in exchange for employment in these geographical shortage areas.”

The Mississippi Teacher Fellowship Program is managed by The University of Mississippi. Please see the link below for more information.

Mississippi Teacher Fellowship Program
School Districts that qualify for the MTFP scholarship opportunity

Program Contact

Dr. Julie Lowery, Ph.D.

Dr. Merideth Van Namen, Ed.D.
Chair, Division of Teacher Education, Leadership & Research

Ewing Hall 384
P: 662-846-4370
F: 662-846-4309