Master of Education in Special Education

Program at a glance

  • Earn the Special Education Interventionist K-8 or 6-12 license
  • Evening classes
  • 26% in-service scholarship for educators

Program Description

The Master of Education in Special Education is a unique program that will enable you to earn the master’s and teaching licensure in Special Education. This program has been newly redesigned to meet the standards for the new Tennessee Special Education Interventionist License. Students will choose the K-8 or 6-12 license.

The program will provide you with coursework in Special Education that addresses a wide range of topics from disabilities to instructional strategies to legal issues. In addition, students will take three courses in applied behavior analysis. Candidates will develop effective communication and collaboration skills in special education and will master the creation, implementation, and use of Individualized Education Programs (IEPs).

The program can be completed in as little as 2 years—longer if you choose to take your time—and is designed to fit your busy schedule with classes on weeknights and during the summer. Candidates may also choose to add the license in special education without engaging in the full master’s program.

The College of Education also offers an endorsement in Special Education as well as an ABA endorsement and a Master of Science in Applied Behavioral Analysis

For more information

Please contact our Outreach and Enrollment department at or (615) 966-6113.


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