The Master of Education in Special Education Pedagogy is designed for the professional educator possessing or seeking a license in Special Education. This program offers two emphasis areas: General Education and Early Childhood Special Education. Neither emphasis area is a licensure program, but advances the knowledge and skills of the educator.

Application for this 100% Online Program

Learning Format For Special Education Pedagogy Graduate Degree Coursework

Our graduate degree in education administration is designed to be completed 100% online. You'll complete readings, assignments, discussions on Blackboard, individual projects and presentations, quizzes and tests throughout the semester. Recorded lectures via Mediasite will connect you with professors and other students on your own time. Your participation, using Blackboard and other resources like YouTube, related to recorded lectures can be done at your convenience, rather than during a specific time. To fulfill your graduation requirements for this program, you have the option of writing a thesis or completing a capstone project. For distance education students living outside of Portales, we use media equipped classrooms to let you defend your thesis from home and have an online option to complete your comprehensive exams.

Advising for Special Education Pedagogy Students

If you are taking the time to complete an advanced study program, we know you want not only the benefits from our classes, but also our faculty's professional experience. To support you, we offer advising meetings via email and phone. We want you to feel connected and prepared to create and defend your thesis or complete your comprehensive exams.

Special Education Pedagogy Resources and Academic Support

At ENMU, we want to make sure you get the help you need. We offer several tutoring services, including the Online Writing Center (OWL), which is exclusively for distance education students. The OWL is available to help you improve your writing and help you communicate clearly for written, school-related projects and assignments. We also have online databases, journal articles and eBooks accessible through the Golden Student Success Center. Since ENMU has a dedicated distance education librarian on staff, you'll always have the help you need to take advantage of library resources.

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If you have questions or concerns about your homework assignments, projects or grades, we encourage you to email or call your professor.

Affordable Special Education Pedagogy Master's

Eastern New Mexico University has the second lowest bachelor's and master's-level tuition in the state of New Mexico, and has one of the most affordable graduate tuition rates in the United States. If you are an out-of-state student enrolling in 6 or fewer hours per semester, you'll pay tuition and fees at the low in-state rate. Eligible students may apply for the TEACH grant or other scholarships through the ENMU Foundation. Graduate Assistantships are also available through application to the ENMU Graduate School. 

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Career Opportunities with a Master of Education in Special Education Pedagogy

Our affordable tuition makes it easy for you to pick ENMU, a school with a strong reputation for producing capable administrators that are prepared to lead schools and school districts.

  • Level III Special Education teacher (with all qualifications)
  • Case Manager with companies working with individuals with special needs
  • Parental advocate for children with special needs
  • Educational consultant
  • Liaison between general education and special education
  • Administrative liaison between Special Education department and schools

Special Education Pedagogy (36 hours)

Core Requirements (12 hours)

Course Credits
EDF 500 Educational Research 3
EDF 515 Theories of Learning and Motivation 3
EDF 530 Assessment 3
SPED 503 Special Education Law 3


Required Coursework (24 hours)

Course Credits
SPED 501 Exceptional Student in Regular Classroom 3
SPED 539 Class and Behav Mgt with Except Child 3
SPED 540 High Incidence Disabilities: Theory to Practice 3
SPED 505 Low Incidence Disabilities OR
SPED 548 Emotional Disturbance: Theory to Practice
3
SPED 547 Internship in Special Education 3
RED 510 Literacy Assessment and Evaluation 3
RED 518 Content Area Literacy 3
EDF 536 American Curriculum History OR EDF 501 Curriculum: Theory Into Practice 3

As New Mexico's largest regional comprehensive university, ENMU offers students more than 90 undergraduate, graduate and certificate options. With affordable tuition and flexible course schedules we offer an education that fits your lifestyle and puts your career goals within reach. If you are interested in a master's in education administration degree we encourage you to learn the benefits of Eastern New Mexico University's online master's in education administration program.