Special Education

Marshall University

M.A. On Campus
12 months
21162 USD/year
21162 USD/year
8828 USD/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


The MA in Special Education, Preschool Special Education Area of Emphasis at the Marshall University is a full certification program and students are not required to have an existing teaching certification to obtain certification in Preschool Special Education in WV.


Key facts:

  • Students completing an undergraduate degree in Early Childhood Education from Marshall University are not required to complete a student teaching field experience for the Preschool Special Education program as this requirement is previously met as part of the Early Childhood Education undergraduate degree. Additionally, students who wish to only complete the MA in Special Education with an emphasis on Preschool Special Education (without certification) have this option available to them.
  • The Special Education Master’s degree may be earned with a specialization in any of the Areas of Emphasis listed below. Students without a background in education must acquire certification in regular education prior to endorsement in Special Education, or they can enter the Non-Education Certification program, the Preschool Special Education Area of Emphasis is exempt from this requirement.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Autism
  • Deaf and Hard of Hearing
  • Multi-Categorical Special Education
  • Preschool Special Education
  • Teaching Visually Impaired

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines




36 alternative credits

36-45 credit hours.


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Submit Your Application
  • The application requires a $150 non-refundable application fee 
  • Official Transcripts and Evaluations: Official final bachelor’s degree transcript and degree certificate must be sent in the original language, accompanied by a certified English translation and contain ALL college or university academic credits and grades. The transcripts must be sent directly to the Marshall University Office of Admissions by the registrar or equivalent office at the institution that you attend.
  • Evidence of English Language Proficiency
  • Affidavit of Financial Support

Tuition Fee

  • International

    21162 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10581 USD per semester and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    21162 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10581 USD per semester and a duration of 12 months.
  • In-State

    8828 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4414 USD per semester and a duration of 12 months.

Metro Residents: $7786


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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