Rank I Program in Special Education

Requirements for Admission

  1. Must hold either a master's degree or a fifth-year program from an accredited college or university.
  2. A minimum GPA of 3.0.
  3. Must hold a valid teaching certificate or statement of eligibility for exceptional children.

The minimum of 60 graduate hours, including the master's degree or fifth-year, must conform to the following area distributions:


Sem. Hrs.

Studies dealing with research

6 (min.)

Studies dealing with the foundations of education and the nature and psychology of the learner

6 (min.)

Studies dealing with programs of the school

9 (min.)

Specialized area - special education and support courses

21 (min.)


9 (min.)

A program plan that outlines specific courses preapproved to meet these requirements can be located at http://moreheadstate.edu/ci/index.aspx?d=6316



Requirements for Program Completion

  1. Must have a cumulative 3.0 GPA.
  2. Successfully complete a written comprehensive exam with a score of 80 percent or better.