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Special Education (M) GC - Online

The graduate program leading to the M.A. in special education is designed to prepare master teachers of infants, toddlers, children and adults with exceptionalities and to provide initial training for the preparation of future supervisors and administrators of public-school special education programs.

Course Delivery Options


Program Application Requirements

Supplemental Application

Graduate Program Application Requirements

1) a teaching certificate and verification of 2 years of experience OR 2) passing Praxis Core scores. *The ABA program will accept GRE or MAT scores instead of Praxis.

Program Application Test Requirements


Application Deadlines

Fall Deadline

​August 1

Spring Deadline

​January 1

Summer Deadline

​May 1

English Proficiency Requirements

All applicants whose first language is not English must provide proof of English language proficiency. WVU accepts either the TOEFL or the IELTS for this purpose. Learn more about our English language proficiency requirements.

Accreditation Information

WVU is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

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