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Special Education, M.A.

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Looking to add special education to your existing license? Through Ball State’s MA in special education, you can choose one of seven focus areas and make that your teaching focus.
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Overview

Looking to add special education to your existing license? Through Ball State’s MA in special education, you can choose one of seven focus areas and make that your teaching focus.

Focus Areas

For those offered completely online, you can follow one of two sample plans of study and earn your master's degree in five semesters.

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  • Applied Behavior Analysis
  • Autism
  • Director of Special Education/Exceptional Needs
  • Response to Interventions
  • Severe Interventions

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to Physical Disabilities
  • Intro to Severe Interventions
  • Educating High School Students with Severe Disabilities
  • Educating of Exceptional Children
  • Introduction to Applied Behavior Analysis
  • Behavioral Consultation
  • Advanced Applied Behavior Analysis
  • Professional Issues in Applied Behavior Analysis

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    79

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

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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).

General Requirements

  • a bachelor’s degree from an institution that is accredited by its regional accrediting association. Review transcript submitting guidelines before applying.
  • to meet departmental admissions criteria

Getting a Student Visa

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Tuition Fee

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    20332 USD/year
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    7380 USD/year
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