Special Education (M.Ed.)

Program Overview

FGCU students teaching young childrenFor general education teachers who want to work with children and adults with disabilities, as well as special education teachers who want to advance professionally, FGCU's M. Ed. in Special Education is a degree that can make all the difference in your career. Our reputation in Southwest Florida is exceptional, having forged deep ties within our five-district community. This has earned us a 90%-plus graduate employment rate among Special Education graduates - one of the highest in the state.


We are also one of the most affordable master's programs in Florida, delivering unmatched value for teachers seeking to move into roles such as:

  • Teaching special education in public or private schools
  • Working in agencies for adults with disabilities (LARC, Lighthouse for the Blind, etc.)
  • Serving in state agencies including the Division for Developmental Disabilities
  • Accreditation

  • Admissions Information

  • Program Requirements

  • Course Descriptions

  • Course Schedule

  • Learning Outcomes

  • Accelerated

Getting Started

Please visit the Office of Graduate Studies or contact Graduate Studies at 239-590-7988 or graduate@fgcu.edu for an application for admission and additional information about the application process. Satisfaction of minimum University and program requirements does not guarantee admission to a graduate program. Applicants should check with the program for the most up to date admission requirements prior to commencing the application process.


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