Best Online Special Education Degrees

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The top 13 schools offering online graduate degrees in special education have been ranked based on student feedback, and are listed below. These programs boast exceptional student satisfaction ratings and provide a high quality, rigorous education. Many of them are also affordable options, with tuition at nine of the schools averaging around $15,000 or less annually. Walden University, our top-rated school, offers an online Master of Arts in Teaching with the Special Education specialization which includes classes in behavior management, instructional strategies, and demonstration teaching.  

Students of Arizona State University's master's in special education program reference the school's "impeccable" quality of service that the faculty provide as part of why they rated their program so highly. As one student put it, "the MEd. program is wonderful." ASU students did remark that financial aid for this program is limited. Students at Stephen F Austin State University ranked areas such as career advising, quality of instruction, and satisfaction with degree as some of the best aspects of the program. Multiple students also noted that the faculty are helpful and quick to respond to questions, with one student writing, "Any time I had a question or needed anything the faculty was very quick and helpful in their response." Clicking the links below will provide more information on these schools. 

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Our goal in presenting this school data is to create a standardized and trustworthy method to assess institutions based on reliable statistics. In order for a school to be eligible to be featured on an Online Top Programs List, at least five online students from that particular major must have submitted feedback on their institution.

Together with our internal recommend rate data, which is calculated based on tens of thousands of student reviews submitted to our site, the data used in the school listings were gathered in 2015-2016 from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES). This site is the primary governmental entity for gathering and presenting data related to education. NCES data is updated annually. However, in many cases the most recently available data will not be for the current academic year. Additionally, tuition rates may vary by program, so prospective students should contact a representative from your institution of choice for more details.

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This indicates that a school has an annual tuition of $15,000 or less as reported to the National Center for Education Statistics or based on the school's website.