Xavier creates leaders. Our graduates impact their communities, changing the outcomes for those with special needs whom they serve.
The M.Ed. in Special Education is designed for professionals, including:
- Special educators interested in completing a master’s degree
- General educators seeking to enhance their skillset with additional knowledge of special education
- Non-education professionals in fields such as social work, school nursing, and criminal justice, who work with people with disabilities
Xavier’s M.Ed. in Special Education program combines key foundational knowledge with a breadth of elective choices that enable students to design their own degree. Students choose from courses related to understanding special education laws, following best practices in disability services, teaching gifted students, addressing behavior disorders, utilizing assistive technology, and facilitating the transition to work, among others. The degree adapts to students’ desired focus areas, as well as their professional and personal goals.
NOTE: This program will not provide licensure in any state.