12 months
1815 USD/credit 70785 USD/year
1815 USD/credit 70785 USD/year
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The Early Childhood Special Education Program at George Washington University offers a non-categorical program that prepares students to work with children who are typically developing, those with disabilities and their respective families.


Key facts

Early Childhood Special Education graduates at George Washington University who focus on the birth-to-age-3 group work in home-based early intervention programs, Early Head Start or developmental clinics, and can pursue a concentration in Infant Special Education. A 3-to-5-year-old focus prepares graduates to teach special education preschool or Head Start or to consult with community-based inclusive preschools. Those interested in teaching kindergarten through third grade are prepared to work in special education resource rooms or inclusive classrooms.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Child development and learning
  • Curriculum development and implementation
  • Working with families
  • Assessment of young children
  • Cultural, linguistic and economic diversity
  • Assistive and instructional technology 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


39 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Two (2) recommendations (preferably one from a faculty member and the other from a professional supervisor)
  • Transcripts are required from all colleges and universities attended, whether or not credit was earned, the program was completed, or the credit appears as transfer credit on another transcript.  
  • Statement of purpose
  • A resumé is required

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    70785 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1815 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    70785 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1815 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for Washington, D. C.

1705 - 2975 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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