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Special Education, M.Ed.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
, TN,
The Department of Elementary and Special Education offers the Master of Education degree with a major in Special Education and concentrations in Mildly/Moderately Disabled Students, Preschool Disabled Students, and Severely/Profoundly Disabled Students.

About

The Department of Elementary and Special Education offers degree programs at the graduate and undergraduate levels that will prepare you to make a positive difference in the lives of learners. The department is distinguished by faculty and students who are committed to understanding the most effective teaching strategies. Our faculty use data, experience, and technology to bring forward the best in student learning.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Analysis and Application of Educational Research
  • Action Research in Special Education 
  • Analysis and Application of Educational Research 
  • Action Research in Special Education 
  • Characteristics of Preschool Children with Disabilities
  • Developmental Assessment 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    71

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    525

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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  • Minimum required score:

    6

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.75

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.75 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of 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).

  • Students seeking admission to the Master of Education program must have an undergraduate GPA of 2.75 or higher or a minimum of twelve hours in special education at the graduate level with a GPA of 3.00 or higher.
  • Applicants must take the Miller Analogies Test (and obtain a minimum score of 385) or the Graduate Record Exam (obtaining scores on the Verbal and Quantitative measures that normally exceed 146 and 140 respectively [current scale] or 400 [former scale] with a total combined score that normally exceeds 286 [current scale] or 800 [former scale]).
  • Applicants must have a teaching license in special education, early childhood education, or elementary education for admission to the program in preschool. 

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    1382 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1382 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National Applies to you

    548 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 548 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Murfreesboro

  • 1123 - 2090 USD/month
    Living Costs

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