Special Education

MEd-Special Education   (MED-SPED)
MS-Special Education    (MS-SPED)

Educational Diagnostician Professional Certification

Initial Certification

The Department of Psychology and Special Education offers two degrees in Special Education:  the Master's of Education and the Master's of Science.  Programs of graduate work may be planned according to the interests of the student and to meet the degree requirements.

Departmental Website

Required Documents for Admission

Admission Consideration Requirements for All Students

  • Apply Texas Application
  • Application fee:  $50 domestic student 
  • All official transcripts - Bachelor's degree, including all transcripts used towards bachelor's degree.  Any master's degree transcript or transcripts with graduate coursework (if applicable).
  • Resume(Vita)
  • Statement of Goals

  • 3 letters of recommendation, must be signed and no older than 1 year
  • Interview
  • One of the following:

    1. Official General Test GRE scores or
    2. An awarded bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution with an overall GPA of at least a 3.25 or
    3. Graduate overall GPA of 3.25 or higher from A&M-Commerce or another regionally accredited institution.

Additional Admission Consideration Requirements for International Students Only

  • Application fee, $75.00, US dollars (this may be paid online when you apply)
  • Bank Statement from the sponsor, must reflect a balance of at least $26,024.82 USD (must be less than 1 year old)
  • Official sponsor statement
  • Official transcripts (with a copy of the provisional certificate or diploma)
    For more information on official transcripts, please click here and read FAQ question:  What transcripts do I submit for my admission?

  • English Proficiency:

    • Official TOEFL (IBT at least 79, or CBT at least 213, or PBT at least 550), scores must be less than 2 years old, or
    • IELTS (at least overall 6.00 band), scores must be less than 2 years old, or
    • Completion (all years) of a bachelor's degree or higher degree from a U.S. regionally accredited university, or

Application Packet Submission Deadline:

Domestic student applications are accepted throughout the year.

International student applications (including all required documents and for programs that are not fully online) have the following deadlines:

Fall admission consideration:          June 1

Spring admission consideration:     October 15

Summer admission consideration:  March 15