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Special Education

Marshall University

12 months
21434 USD/year
21434 USD/year
8882 USD/year
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Special Education from Marshall University offer comprehensive experiences in special education with online and face-to-face options in the most in-demand areas of special education. Our faculty are highly credentialed, yet all possess actual classroom experience which makes them approachable and student-friendly. 


Special Education from Marshall University has available endorsements in Autism, Multicategorical Disabilities, Preschool Special Education, Deaf and Hard of Hearing, and Vision Impaired. The autism and multicategorical endorsements also include a special education core consisting of an introduction to exceptional children, reading and math strategies, content area literacy and diagnostic clinical practices in special education.

All of the endorsements require two semesters of special education research, a course in trends and issues in special education and a seminar.


Special education is an in-demand field nationally. Our teacher candidates are generally offered teaching positions while in their field experiences, or often they have obtained the position and are going back to school to fulfill additional educational requirements.

Our graduates have been hired by the Cabell County, Kanawha County, Putnam County, and Wayne County school districts in West Virginia.

Overall, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, jobs are expected to increase 3% from 2018 to 2028. The median salary is $59,780 per year.

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


30 SCH



On Campus, Online

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Equivalent of U.S. bachelor’s degree from an accepted, accredited institution
    • Undergraduate GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale (some programs may require higher GPA)
    • Graduate admission exams and additional items may be required for some programs
    • Proof of English proficiency (80 TOEFL iBT, 6.5 IELTS)

    Tuition Fee

    To alway see correct tuition fees
    • International

      21434 USD/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the tuition of 10717 USD per semester during 12 months.
    • National

      21434 USD/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the tuition of 10717 USD per semester during 12 months.
    • In-State

      8882 USD/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the tuition of 4441 USD per semester during 12 months.

    Metro Residents: $7873

    Living costs for Huntington

    621 - 1035 USD /month
    Living costs

    The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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