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Special Education, M.Ed.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
University rank #201 (WUR) Honolulu, HI, United States
The MEd SPED program is a 30-credit online program designed for professionals who wish to increase their knowledge and skills in providing services to individuals with disabilities. 
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Overview

The MEd SPED program supports career advancement in fields such as special education, early intervention, related services, and adult programs for individuals with disabilities. Candidates have flexibility, with the assistance of their academic advisor, to select elective coursework that informs their research emphasis area. 

There are also two 18 credit pre-established elective course sequences available: (a) Literacy Specialist and (b) Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA).

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Special Education Laws & Compliance
  • Seminar in Issues in Special Education
  • Seminar on Applied Research/SPED
  • Research Practicum in Special Education
  • Plan B Master's Project

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    30 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Blended

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    7

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  • Minimum required score:

    100

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  • Minimum required score:

    600

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3
Recommended score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of 3 or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Bachelor's Degree in a related field from a UHM recognized institution
  • Prior experience with individuals with disabilities
  • A pre-requisite SPED Orientation is required.
  • Cumulative grade point average (GPA) 
  • Hold a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited U.S. college or university, or an equivalent degree from a recognized non-U.S. institution of higher education
  • Professional dispositions
  • Experience working with individuals with disabilities
  • Focus areas and goals 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    37080 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 18540 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    15600 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7800 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Honolulu

  • 1640 - 2500 USD/month
    Living Costs

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