General Information for
Special Education Master's Students
The Special Education Master of Education Handbook will answer many questions you may have about the Special Education Master of Education Program at Texas Tech University. Additional helpful information can be found below. In the case of discrepancies between information on the web site and information in the handbook, the most current version of the handbook takes precedence.
The general goal of the master’s degree program in special education is to prepare professional educators with advanced competencies related to a field of special education. Students are prepared to practice in accordance with the Code of Ethics adopted by the Council for Exceptional Children (see Attachment 1). The following areas of specialization are offered:
- Generic special education
- Professional educational diagnostician
- Visual impairment
- Orientation and mobility
- Deaf and hard of hearing
Students may elect to complete a certification or endorsement-only program at the graduate level in generic special education, visual impairment, and deaf and hard of hearing. The other areas require a master’s degree as part of the specialization requirements. If you already hold a master’s degree, you may pursue certification as an educational diagnostician. See Programs of Study for specific requirements in each area.