Master of Education in Special Education

If you feel called to work in special education, John Brown University can equip you with the skills and knowledge you need to be successful in the classroom and beyond.

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Experienced Faculty

Three Reasons to Study Special Education at JBU

Reason #1

Experienced Faculty

At JBU, you’ll learn from men and women who have extensive academic training and classroom experience.

Education Beyond the Classroom

Three Reasons to Study Special Education at JBU

Reason #2

Education Beyond the Classroom

Rich experiences like international trips to Ireland or Guatemala help you to expand your context and consider education in a different light.

Program Options

Three Reasons to Study Special Education at JBU

Reason #3

Program Options

Whether you want to earn your Master of Education (M.Ed.) degree, licensure only, or an endorsement, JBU can help you achieve your goal.

Kim Murie

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Kim Murie

Assistant Professor of Teacher Education

Murie taught high school science for over a decade and now enjoys helping others get started on their adventure as educators.

Ph.D., University of Arkansas
M.A., University of Arkansas
B.S., University of Arkansas

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Connie Matchell

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Connie Matchell

Professor of Teacher Education

With 31 years of experience, Matchell brings her passion for teaching as the Head of the Department of Education.

Ed.D., Harding University
M.Ed., University of Arkansas
B.S.E., John Brown University

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Curtis Cunningham

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Curtis Cunningham

Assistant Professor of Teacher Education

Cunningham uses his 14 years of experience to support JBU students who answer God’s call on their life to teach.

Ph.D., University of Arkansas
M.Ed., Drury University
B.S., Southwest Baptist University

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Adria Trombley

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Adria Trombley

Assistant Professor of Teacher Education

After twelve years in public education, Trombley joined JBU in 2016. She has extensive training in literacy, special education, ESOL and cooperative learning.

M.Ed., John Brown University
B.S., Missouri Southern State University

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