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Early and Special Education


The Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Early and Special Education degree program at Boise State University is designed to offer enhanced professional development in the related fields of early childhood intervention and special education for experienced special educators and other professionals who provide supports and services to individuals with disabilities. These individuals may be employed as early childhood interventionists, K-12 special education teachers, or may work with or on behalf of young children with disabilities and their families in community or agency settings. This program allows flexibility for students to structure a program around their professional interests and also allows students to complete a graduate certificate program concurrently. The M.Ed. in Early and Special Education does not lead to initial teacher certification nor does it require certification for admission.


Degree Requirements

Master of Education in Early and Special Education, M.Ed.

Contact Information

Dr. Deborah Carter
Phone: (208) 426-2804
Education Building, Room 215
1910 University Drive, Boise ID  83725-1725

Admission Requirements

  1. Apply to the Graduate College and satisfy the minimum admissions requirements of the Graduate College.  International applicants must satisfy the international admissions requirements.
  2. A baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited U.S. institution of higher learning or a degree from a non-U.S. institution of higher education that is judged equivalent to a U.S. baccalaureate degree by the International Admissions Office.
  3. Letter of application including the following: (a) a description of your career goals and professional interests and how the Master of Education in Early and Special Education will help you attain them, and (b) an explanation of why you are choosing the Master of Education in Early and Special Education and why you will be a successful graduate student.
  4. E-mail contacts for two references.

Application and Materials Deadlines

Fall Semester: July 1
Spring Semester: November 1
Summer Session: April 1