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Special Education

Western Michigan University

12 months
1022 USD/credit 30660 USD/year
1022 USD/credit 30660 USD/year
681 USD/credit 20430 USD/year
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At Special Education from Western Michigan University students may focus their studies on obtaining a special education teaching or administration endorsement, in depth study of special education content for personal growth, or preparation for advanced graduate training. 


Special Education from Western Michigan University offers concentrations in: Administration, Clinical teacher and Master teacher.

Graduates with Special Education from Western Michigan University will:

  • be able to become behavior specialists or earn additional endorsement in emotional impairment, or learning disabilities. 
  • be able for pursuing leadership positions as central office administrators, supervisors, or directors of special education within a school district or ISD.

Programme Structure

Courses Included:

  • Advanced Assessment for Except. Learners
  • Curriculum Development for Except. Learners 
  • Issues in Special Education
  • Collaboration and Consultation in Special Education
  • Applications of Research in Special Education
  • Organization and Administration of Services for Learners with Disabilities
  • Supervision of Special Education Programs and Services
  • Legal Aspects of Special Education

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

On-going; students may be admitted for each semester.


30 alternative credits



On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Resume/Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • Copy of passport identification page
  • Proof of English language proficiency
  • Transcripts from all post-secondary schools attended or are attending, including diplomas, examination results, mark sheets and certificates
  • $100 non-refundable application fee
  • Proof of sufficient funds for the first academic year of study at WMU according to estimated cost of attendance
  • This program requires three recommendations
  • Written statement

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    30660 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1022 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    30660 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1022 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • In-State

    20430 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 681 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for Kalamazoo

1000 - 1500 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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Updated over a year ago

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