The Special Education Program provides opportunities for the study of school-age learners with mild to moderate disabilities (learning disabilities, behavior and/or emotional disabilities, and mild/moderate intellectual disabilities.

Students enrolling in this program learn about trends and issues in the field of special education, characteristics and needs of students with mild to moderate disabilities, specialized teaching methods for working with these students, strategies for collaboration with parents and/or families and colleagues, positive means for providing behavior supports, and technology applications that support students’ education.

For more Information about our programs, please review the academic program pages below:

Graduate Programs

M.Ed. in Special Education

The Master’s of Education (M.Ed.) program in Special Education: General Curriculum is an online program designed to provide opportunities for initially licensed teachers to gain advanced skills in teaching students with disabilities.

MAT, Concentration in Special Education

This 15-month online program, which only begins in the summer, prepares candidates for a career as a special education teacher with an initial license in Special Education: General Curriculum K-12. The program is set up as a cohort model in which you take all of your classes as a team.

PBC, Alternative Initial Teacher Licensure (PAIL)

The post-baccalaureate Alternative Initial Teacher Licensure (PAIL) program is designed to provide the opportunity for initial teacher licensure in Special Education: General Curriculum to individuals who have an undergraduate degree in a field other than special education.


A variety of financial aid is available to our students, including scholarships based on academic merit and financial need. We invite you to explore the many scholarship and funding opportunities offered in the School of Education.

department OF Specialized Education Services (SES)


School of Education Building
Room 444

Mailing Address:
PO Box 26170
Greensboro, NC 27402