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Special Education, M.Ed.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
University rank #51 (BCR) Boston, MA, United States
The minimum requirement for an approved program in Special Education at Boston University is 36 credits; however, students seeking a license in Special Education may need to complete additional requirements, depending on prior coursework completed.
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Overview

Program Overview

Students of the Special Education program at Boston University develop an individualized course of study in consultation with an advisor for a general master’s degree with specified courses required for each specialization. The required courses for the general master’s degree and for each specialization are described below.

To be eligible for the student-teaching practicum in the Special Education Program, graduate students must have:

  • a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 in all BU coursework; and
  • obtain a grade of B or higher in the required pre-practicum Special Education course.

Additionally, students must:

  • have a record of having consistently demonstrated professional behavior in person and in written communication;
  • provide documentation of having met school district CORI/SORI and fingerprinting requirements; and
  • be approved for student-teaching by their academic advisor, placement coordinator, and the program director.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to Special Education 
  • Special Education: Cognition, Learning, and Behavior 
  • Introduction to Language and Language Acquisition 
  • Assessment in Special Education: Procedures 
  • Introduction to Research

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Credits
    36 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    84

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Academic Requirements

  • This programme accepts GRE® scores. However, it does not provide a recommended score range.

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General Requirements

  • Online Application
  • Statement of Qualifications and Objectives
  • Equity & Inclusion Statement
  • Resume or Curriculum Vitae
  • Unofficial transcripts from all universities attended
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Official standardized test score reports
  • Non-refundable $95 application fee

Tuition Fee

  • International

    54720 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 54720 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    54720 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 54720 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
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Living costs for Boston

  • 1560 - 3240 USD/month
    Living Costs

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