Special Education

Master of Education

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Make a difference in the lives of students who learn differently.

Special education is more than a job; it's a calling. Special education teachers have the opportunity to meet students where they are—to help them grow academically and socially. JBU's M.Ed. in special education program is for students who already have a teaching license and are wanting to pursue an Arkansas Special Education K-12 endorsement. 

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Schedule a call with an admissions counselor to learn more about the special education program. 

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Study Special Education

Educators can play a vital role in the development of their students with compassion and care as they teach and instruct. Through the process of earning your MED from JBU, you will gain both the knowledge and foundation you need to effectively follow your calling in doing good through education.


According to a survey conducted by the JBU Career Development Center for 2018-2019 graduates, 91% of graduate students landed within 6 months of graduation.*

*landed: employed, grad school, volunteer, or military

Program Length


The M.Ed. in Special Education is a 35-hour program and can be completed in approximately two years. 


Options for special education program:

  • Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Special Education K-12
  • Special Education K-12 Licensure Only Program
  • Special Education Resource K-6 or 7-12 Endorsement

Course Format

Graduate Education programs at JBU are offered in a hybrid format—half of your class sessions are completely online; the other half can be attended either face-to-face OR you can log in to attend online during class time. All face-to-face classes meet at the John Brown University Rogers Center.

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Benefits of JBU's Special Education program


Receive one-on-one support from professors through smaller class sizes.

Work full-time while earning your degree through evening courses, synchronous, and online courses. 

Gain expertise from faculty who have years of experience in the field.

Graduate feeling equipped to honor God and serve others by studying special education from a biblical worldview.