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MEd Early and Special Education

100% Online Program

The Master of Education (MEd) in Early and Special Education is a fully online program that offers enhanced professional development in early childhood and special education, offering those already working in schools or related agencies the opportunity to develop expertise and deepen knowledge and practice in these fields. The program is structured around students’ professional interests and goals.

Department Name: Department of Early and Special Education

Official Degree Name: Master of Education in Early and Special Education

Degree Type: Master of Education

Individuals working in early childhood education with an interest in serving as a leader in the field in Idaho, may pursue an Early Childhood Leadership emphasis within the MEd program through our Early Childhood Emerging Leaders Program.

Early Childhood Emerging Leaders Program

The MEd in Early and Special Education does not lead to initial teacher certification. If you are seeking teaching certification and a master’s degree, please refer to our Master in Teaching (MIT) program:

MIT in Special Education 

Individuals working in or studying early childhood education may be eligible for grants or scholarships through Idaho STARS. Learn more here:

Scholarship Available!

What can I do with this degree?

Graduates of this program may be employed as early childhood interventionists, P-12 general or special education teachers, or may work with or on behalf of young children with disabilities and their families in community or agency settings.

The MEd degree meets Department of Health and Welfare requirements for intervention professionals after 1200 completed hours with a Developmental Disability Agency (DDA). Upon completion, students can work for agencies as independent intervention professionals.

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Costs and Scholarships

Boise State provides an affordable, quality education to improve your future. Scholarship opportunities are available for residents and nonresidents, making it even more affordable to attain a quality education.

The College of Education also offers a range of scholarship opportunities. 

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