How many college credits are needed for a masters degree in special education?
The exact number of credits needed to complete a Masters Degree
in Special education will be dependent on the chosen college or
university, and whether the individual is required to take
appropriate prerequisite courses at the undergraduate level.
However, in general it takes approximately 36 to 40 credit hours in
the required areas to complete the degree. How long it will take to
complete, will depend on how many courses the student is able to
take per semester, and the programs sequential nature of course
offerings. For someone who is working, it would take approximately
two to three years.