The University of Maine’s M.Ed. in Special Education prepares you to provide high-quality education to all students’ unique learning challenges. You’ll learn how to use the latest evidence-based strategies to develop needs-appropriate curricula or prepare children young children and their families for success. By understanding how to apply best practices, you can provide students with the proper attention, assistance, and educational experiences to help them thrive.

UMaine’s Online Advantage

  • Education from expert faculty
  • Engaged learning environment
  • Ability to custom design your program to meet your career goals
  • Dedicated student support services
  • Flexibility to attend class from anywhere
  • Competitive tuition rates
  • Advisors to guide you from enrollment to graduation

Suggested Course Content Areas

  • Exceptionality
  • Child development
  • Psychology

Apply to the Program


  • SED 302: Adapting Instruction for Students with Disabilities
  • Passing scores on the Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators test

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