Educational Therapy

Master of Education

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Advance your effectiveness & employability with NILD Educational Therapy®

Developed by a certified educational therapist with decades of experience in the field, this degree includes courses on learning disabilities, assessment-driven instruction, educational research and much more.

About This Degree

Our online Med in Educational Therapy allows you to explore how to assess student learning needs through an individualized, therapeutic approach. The program’s concentration in NILD Educational Therapy® provides you with credentials needed to earn your NILD Educational Therapy® certification. Whether you want to work in a private or public school, clinic or private practice, you can help students flourish. SEU is one of  few schools in the nation offering this type of program. This degree includes courses on assessment-driven instruction, learning disabilities, inclusion, literacy, math methodology, and educational research.

NILD Courses

This degree includes three NILD hybrid courses for certification (one course each summer for three consecutive summers), which each include four weeks of online instruction and required attendance in a one-week intensive of instruction on campus in Lakeland, Florida.

Through this program, you will study:

  • How to promote higher cognitive, academic, perceptual, and emotional functioning in students
  • Psychological and educational assessment of students 
  • Oral language skills development
  • Mediated learning experiences
  • Qualitative and quantitative research in educational environments
  • Historical and current practices of educating those with high incidence/high functioning disabilities (learning disabilities, high functioning ASD, ADHD, Dyslexia)
  • Student assessment and the role it plays in effective teaching
  • Individualized educational plans, programs, and lesson planning

Our NILD Educational Therapy® program’s challenging curriculum gives you the opportunity to actively participate and apply concepts you learn. Our faculty members are dedicated to your success, and they incorporate their real-world experience into coursework. You’ll learn research-based best practices that ensure you will model the most up-to-date methodology in your work.

Program Details

Credit Hours: 36

Est. Program Length: 12–24 months 

Tuition: See rates*

Our flexible course options are designed with your busy schedule in mind, and you’ll receive personalized attention and support from educators with years of experience.

Career Ideas

After graduating from this program, you’ll be prepared to enter a variety of careers within education, such as:

  • Educational Therapist
  • Classroom Teacher
  • Reading Specialist
  • Program Director

* The tuition for each of the three courses in NILD Educational Therapy© is paid to NILD (nild.org) and is higher than SEU tuition. With the tuition, the candidate will receive an annual NILD membership and licensing to use the NILD Educational Therapy© methodology. Please contact your SEU program director with any questions.