Special Education

Master of Education

Admission

This program is nationally recognized by the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) and is accredited by CAEP (Council for Accreditation of Educator Preparation) under NCATE Standards (National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education).

Please refer to “The Graduate Admissions Process” section for general graduate admissions information. Admission to the Master of Education in Special Education (MSE) degree program requires the following:

1. Submit a Graduate Application

A $35 non-refundable application fee is required.

2. Submit an official transcript or transcripts verifying completion of a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university.

Transcripts and all application documents should be sent to Wilmington University Office of Graduate Admissions.

3. Submit official (and complete) score reports demonstrating mastery of general knowledge, including the ability to read, write, and compute.

This requirement can be met by providing an official score report showing scores (including all sub-scores) on the ETS Praxis Series Core Academic Skills for Educators (ETS #5712, 5722, and 5732). Minimum acceptable scores are:

Test Minimum Score
ETS 5712 Reading 156
ETS 5722 Writing 162
ETS 5732 Mathematics 150

*NOTE: Candidates admitted prior to July 1, 2014 have until July 1, 2015 to satisfy this requirement. For more information about these exams (including how to register), go to: http://www.ets.org/praxis/

4. If you are applying for admission to MSE Option B, provide a copy of your current state teaching license and/or certification.

5. International students must provide results from the Test of English as Foreign Language (TOEFL) that meet current minimum score requirements.

6. Schedule a program planning conference with a Graduate Program Advisor or the Program Chair.

7. Register for and activate MED 6102 (E-Folio) along with other courses selected.

All of the documents described above should be sent to the Office of Graduate Admissions.


This information applies to students who enter this degree program during the 2015-2016 Academic Year. If you entered this degree program before the Fall 2015 semester, please refer to the academic catalog for the year you began your degree program.