This Graduate Education program is available in an online/distance-learning format.

Candidates earn a master’s degree in education, a P-12 learning and behavior disorders (LBD) certificate, a P-12 moderate to severe disabilities (MSD) certificate, and a Rank I in this 60-hour program. The program consists of three distinct stages and is open to initial and advanced candidates.


  • Minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.75 required (or 3.0 for the last 30 hours)
  • Submit official transcripts for all earned degrees via:

Required Test(s)

Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators Scores*: (for candidates without certification only; effective after September 1, 2014)

  • Reading (5712): 156
  • Writing (5722): 162
  • Mathematics (5732): 150
  • GRE:
    • Pre-August 2011
      • Verbal: 450
      • Quantitative: 490
      • Analytical Writing: 4.0
    • Post-August 2011
      • Verbal: 150
      • Quantitative: 143
      • Analytical Writing: 4.0

*If you have previously taken the PPST, contact to see if your scores can be used to satisfy this requirement.

Writing Sample

A writing sample is required (you will be asked to attach a Word or PDF document). For instructions please click here.


Two recommendations are required. You will need the name and email address of 1) a principal, professor, or former supervisor; and 2) an educator or individual who is familiar with your rapport with your rapport with children / youth.