Master of Education in Teaching and Learning for special education

Make education more accessible to all students with your Master of Education in Special Education. Wayne State offers opportunities for you to develop a curriculum illustrating best practices and do research in areas of your interest as you are advancing your career and serve children on the special education spectrum. With focuses on moderate/significant supports needs and autism spectrum disorder.


A moratorium is effecive for the World Language Education (WLE) program for Arabic, French and Spanish effective Fall semester 2024. We expect to offer the program in 2025; however, this is not guaranteed.


  • Bilingual/Bicultural Education (Traditional Face-to-Face and online formats)
  • Early Childhood Education
  • English as a Second Language (Traditional Face-to-Face and online formats)
  • English Education
  • Foreign Language Education
  • Literacy Instructional Coaching PK-8 (online)
  • Mathematics Education - Secondary
  • Peace and Conflict Studies
  • Special Education (Autism Spectrum Disorder K-12 and Cognitive Impairment K-12)

Admission  Requirements

Applicants must meet requirements for admission to the Graduate School (a minimum undergraduate degree GPA of 2.75 for regular admission and a GPA of 2.50 for qualified admission). In addition, prior coursework or a teaching endorsement in the field of study is required for admission.


The Master of Education requires a minimum of 30 credits, and at least 24 credits must be taken at Wayne State University. The coursework and plan of work are developed with an advisor to meet the requirements of the concentration being studied. The program is offered under master's plan "B" which includes completion of a terminal seminar, in which an essay or project is completed.

Plans of Work


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CAEP Accreditation

The College of Education educator preparation programs are accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).  For concentrations in: Bilingual/Bicultural Education, Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, English as a Second Language, English Education, Foreign Language Education, Mathematics Education - Secondary, Science Education - Secondary, Social  Studies Education - Secondary, and Special Education (Autism Spectrum Disorder K-12 and Cognitive Impairment K-12).


Asli Ozgun-Koca, Ph.D.
Professor and program coordinator

Teacher Education Division

Phone: 313-577-0902