M.Ed. On Campus

Special Education

Boston University

12 months
58560 USD/year
58560 USD/year
Tuition fee
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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.


Key facts

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:

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

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


36 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

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

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  • International

    58560 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 58560 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    58560 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 58560 USD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Boston

1560 - 3239 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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