What our online Master of Science in Exceptional Student Education offers you
The 100 percent online Master of Science in Exceptional Student Education program is designed for working professionals—with or without teaching experience—who want to work with K-12 children and youth with mild disabilities, both academic and behavioral, inside or outside of public schools.
In the accelerated online exceptional student education program, you will learn how to identify language development and communication deficits, study appropriate curriculum designs based on federal laws, appropriation, and staffing, and explore individualized education programs. You will also analyze the various forms of classroom organization, behavior management, and communication skills appropriate for managing the spectrum of students with exceptionalities.
Taught by the same distinguished faculty who teach on campus, the online MS ESE curriculum can be completed in as few as 18 months. The program is closely aligned with the Florida Exceptional Student Education Competencies and Skills.
Plus, as a qualified applicant in the MS in Exceptional Student Education program, you may be eligible for the TEACH Grant.†
In this online program, you will gain knowledge of:
- Foundations of exceptional student education
- Assessment and evaluation
- Instructional practices in exceptional student education
- The positive behavioral support process
- Multiple literacies and communication skills
- The transition process
Learn the appropriate instructional strategies and techniques to address the needs of students with exceptionalities in professional careers such as:
- K-12 Special Education Teacher
- Special Education Consultant
- Staffing Specialist
- SPED Supervisor
- Special Education Specialist
- Special Education Transition Coach
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The Master of Science in Exceptional Student Education online program is affordable and priced with the working student in mind—plus, you can pay as you go. Financial aid may be available for students who qualify. All fees except the $30 application fee are included in the total tuition cost.
*Tuition and fees subject to change.
Dates you need to know
For the convenience of our Master of Science in Exceptional Student Education online students, the Adrian Dominican School of Education offers six start dates.
|Session||Program Start Date||Admissions & Financial Aid Deadline||Document Deadline||Registration Deadline||Payment Deadline *||Last Class Day||Term Length|
|Fall B||10/17/22||10/3/22||10/8/22||10/10/22||10/12/22||12/3/22||7 weeks|
|Spring A||1/9/23||12/26/22||1/3/23||1/3/23||1/5/23||2/22/23||7 weeks|
|Spring B||3/6/23||2/20/23||2/27/23||2/27/23||3/1/23||4/22/23||7 weeks|
|Summer A||5/8/23||4/24/23||5/1/23||5/1/23||5/3/23||6/24/23||7 weeks|
|Summer B||6/26/23||6/12/23||6/19/23||6/19/23||6/21/23||8/12/23||7 weeks|
|Fall A||8/21/23||8/7/23||8/14/23||8/14/23||8/16/23||10/7/23||7 weeks|
|Fall B||10/16/23||10/2/23||10/9/23||10/9/23||10/11/23||12/2/23||7 weeks|
*Payment must be received in full by the stated deadline regardless of financial aid arrangements. Failure to pay, or a balance on the account, will result in the student being dropped from courses, regardless of when the student registered. Students who do not register prior to the registration deadline must wait for the following term.
Prerequisites for the Exceptional Student Education online program
The admission process is the first step toward earning your online degree at Barry University. Although no teaching experience is required, the Adrian Dominican School of Education admission process has specific requirements that students must meet to enroll in the Master of Science in Exceptional Student Education online program.
- Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution
- No teaching certificate required
- No GRE/MAT required
- Professional resume with two professional references
The degree plan for our MS in Exceptional Student Education online
Courses for the Master of Science in Exceptional Student Education online program are aligned with the Florida Department of Education (FDOE) special education teacher licensure and classification. Coursework for the Master of Science in Exceptional Student Education online program is accelerated, offering seven-week terms for a total of 36 credits.
*Tuition and fees subject to change.
†The maximum grant amount can vary by year. TEACH Grants are available to qualified applicants and require approved recipients to complete certain service obligations after graduation. As a condition for receiving a TEACH Grant, you must sign a TEACH Grant Agreement to Serve in which you agree to (among other requirements) teach in a high-need field; at an elementary school, secondary school, or educational service agency that serves students from low-income families; and for at least four complete academic years within eight years after completing (or ceasing enrollment in) the course of study for which you received the grant. If obligations are not met, the grant will turn into a loan. For more information, please visit the Federal Student Aid TEACH Grant page or contact the Barry University Financial Aid Office.