Master of Education in Exceptional Student Education with a concentration in Educational Therapy

Educational therapists identify and assess student learning needs, working with exceptional students in a one-on-one or group settings. Southeastern’s Master of Education in ESE with a concentration in education therapy program prepares teachers to help students discover their potential through an individualized, therapeutic approach.

The flexibility of learning online allows you to schedule your studies around your life. The program is ideal for teachers who desire to advance their effectiveness, knowledge and employability.

Total Credits: 36 hours
Program Length: 12 to 18 months; full-time (9 credit hours per semester) or part-time (3–6 credit hours per semester)
Program Delivery: Online (The three NILD courses are hybrid, with 4 weeks of online instruction and one week of face to face instruction, offered in the summer)
Tuition: $375 per credit hour for SEU online courses
Tuition NILD courses: Please note that tuition for the three required NILD courses is a separate cost per course, payable to NILD. There is a fee of $275 per course, payable to SEU, for graduate credit to be added to your transcript. Students can use financial aid to assist in the payment of these courses.

Admission Requirements

  • Completed application
  • Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university (official transcripts required)
  • A minimum GPA of 3.0 or completion of three successful years of teaching experience or an official GRE score of at least 300 on the Verbal and Quantitative sections and a 4.0 or higher on the Analytical Writing section (scores must be within the last five years); if you took the GRE prior to August 2011 the combined score must be at least 1000 on the Verbal and Quantitative sections
  • For non-native English speakers, a current TOEFL score at the mean level or higher
  • An essay on the topic “Why I want to pursue my master’s degree at Southeastern University”
  • Two references (professional and personal)

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Concentration Courses (18 credits)

EDUC 5703 Teaching How to Learn: Developing Cognitive Competencies Level I (through NILD)
EDUC 5723 Teaching How to Learn: Developing Cognitive Competencies Level II (through NILD)
EDUC 5733 Teaching How to Learn: Developing Cognitive Competencies Level III (through NILD)
ESED 5313 Foundations of Exceptional Student Education
ESED 5633 Learning Disabilities/ADHD
ESED 5603 Assessment Driven Instruction

Specialization Courses (18 credits)

ESED 5673 Framework for a Successful Inclusive Classroom
EDUC 5583 Advanced Foundations in Reading Education
EDUC 5433 Research Based Practices of Reading and Writing Instruction
EDUC 5033 Advanced Methods of Teaching Reading and Language Arts
EDUC 5063 Advanced Methods of Teaching Math
EDUC 5113 Educational Research

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