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Special Education Generalist (Master's or Endorsement)

Accelerated ONline Ongoing Program

This delivery is for those who had a Special Education emphasis, minor or track as part of their undergraduate degree.

Program Coordinator

Jennifer Lieber

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We recommend that you apply at least 60 days before the start of your first semester, but you can contact the Program Coordinator to confirm upcoming deadlines. Class size is limited.

Application Process

You will apply to the program and then submit additional materials:

  1. Apply to the UNC Graduate School
    • Choose Special Education:Generalist MA (Extended Campus) as your academic program of interest on the application.
    • Follow all graduate school application steps for the application fee and submission of official copies of your transcripts (GRE scores are NOT required for this program).
  2. You will then continue in the system (or log back in later) to submit the following:
    • Two professional letters of recommendation - the system will help you initiate requests to be sent to these individuals.
    • A 1-2 page statement of academic and professional goals.
    • Proof of valid Colorado teaching license, if you have one.
  3. Please notify the Program Coordinator (listed above) that your submitted application is for the accelerated delivery of this program.

Once you apply to the UNC Graduate School and your application packet is complete, your application will be reviewed by the graduate school then sent to the faculty/program for an admission decision.


This is an Extended Campus program, which means a flat per-credit tuition rate for all students (in-state or out-of-state) and no student fees (they are incorporated into our flat tuition rate). Please note: certain courses may carry specific course fees for additional services and materials.

Program tuition for the 2018-19 academic year (which runs Fall, Spring, and Summer terms) is $520 per credit hour. Tuition for the 2019-20 academic year will be determined mid-June 2019.

Finish in Three or Four Terms

Three Term Option

  • Three courses (12 CH including 6 CH practicum) each Fall and Spring
  • Three courses (9 CH) each Summer

Four Term Option

  • Three courses (12 CH including 6 CH practicum) each Fall and Spring
  • Two courses (6 CH) one Summer and one course (3 CH) the following summer