CU's Master’s in Special Education degree ranked 23 out of top 50 online programs

CU's Master’s in Special Education degree ranked 23 out of top 50 online programs

July 31, 2015
For Immediate Release



By Joan C. McKinney, news and publications coordinator


CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. – Campbellsville University has been recognized in the top 25 percent of small schools as one of  “50 Most Affordable Online Master’s in Special Education Degrees” from

The organization said, “The online master’s degree in special education program at Campbellsville University offers an alternate route to certification in the field of special education. Students can earn a Master of Arts in Education: Special Education – Learning and Behavior Disorders completely online.

“This program is for those exploring the option of a teaching career but lack the requisite training. Upon completion of the program, teachers will have the knowledge and the skills they need to create a caring and nurturing learning classroom environment that will positively impact student success rates.”

The honor, of which Campbellsville University was ranked number 23 of the 50 institutions, developed information from College Navigator. There are nearly 200 institutions in the United States who offer any sort of online graduate program in special education.

“We are honored to receive recognition from of our Master’s in Special Education program. The Campbellsville University School of Education, at an affordable cost, continues to provide highly qualified special education teachers who make a positive impact on student achievement,” Dr. Beverly Ennis, dean of the Campbellsville University School of Education, said.

Dr. Shane Garrison, dean of online education, said, “We are very pleased with the continued success and national notoriety our online graduate education programs are receiving.

“We’ve received high marks for the special education program for nearly 10 years. More recently, the teacher-leader program has become a regional outpost for high quality teacher education at a very affordable price.”


Garrison said Campbellsville University’s School of Education has been on the leading edge of online, academic preparation for the 21st century education world.


“The school has proudly prepared and equipped teachers, administrators and principals in rural, suburban, and metropolitan public and private school districts,” he said.


“We hear from students on a regular basis that our online Master of Arts in Education and Master of Arts in Special Education are academically challenging, practically relevant and individually engaging.


“Our students immediately see how what they are learning in the online classroom can be applied to improve their real-life teaching and administrative leadership.”


Campbellsville University offers the following online programs in the School of Education:

MA in Education – Teacher Leader

Emphasis Areas:  Curriculum, Special Education

Endorsements:  Gifted Education, English as Second Language, Environmental Education

Content Specialization:  Interdisciplinary Early Childhood, Informational Technology

MA in Special Education

Initial Certification

Learning Behavior Disorders P-12

Moderate and Severe Disabilities P-12

Teacher Leader

Rank 1 | Master of Arts in School Improvement

Rank 1 | Director of Special Education.


For more information, go to the following:


You can also contact Ennis at or (270) 789-5174 or Garrison at or (270) 789-5541.

Campbellsville University is a widely acclaimed Kentucky-based Christian university with more than 3,500 students offering 63 undergraduate options, 17 master’s degrees, five postgraduate areas and eight pre-professional programs. The website for complete information is


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