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Western Carolina University

24 months
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20438 USD/year
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10030 USD/year
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About

The Special Education program at Western Carolina University provides you with the education and credentials required to be a special education teacher. Coursework focuses on the methodology and psychology of working with special education populations, and also covers teaching methods and lesson preparation.

Overview

Key facts:

  • The M.A.T. in Special Education at the Western Carolina University offers two areas of concentration: Adapted Curriculum Concentration and General Curriculum Concentration. Applicants are required to provide two essays: One outlining your professional goals and another based on a topic provided by the program. 
  • The M.A.T. in Special Education will develop your skills as a teacher and increase your understanding of working with special education populations. Students in the Adapted Curriculum concentration will take 42-semester hours of courses like Topics In Communication Disorders; Physical Care and Management of Students with Profound Disabilities; and Evidence-Based Methods for Teaching Students with Autism. Students in the General Curriculum concentration will take 42-semester hours of courses like Best Practices for Teaching Math to Exceptional Learners; Collaboration with Families and Professionals; and Culturally Responsive Classroom Management for Exceptional Learners. Both programs lead to recommendation of licensure from the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction.
  • WCU’s M.A.T. graduates will be eligible to teach special education populations in grades K-12. The National Education Association states the average salary for North Carolina public school teachers is $47,783 for the 2014-15 school year. The Bureau of Labor Statistics is projecting a 6% increase in high school teacher hirings by 2022. There are also a number of opportunities across the nation and internationally for primary and secondary teachers.

Programme Structure

Special Education curriculum include:

  • Foundations of Teacher Leadership in a Diverse Society 
  • Assessment of Instruction 
  • Child and Adolescent Development 
  • Teaching Exceptional Learners in Inclusive Classrooms 
  • Advanced Studies in Teacher Leadership 
  • Methods of Research

Key information

Duration

  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English
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).
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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.
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Credits

42 alternative credits

Delivered

Online

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.
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English requirements

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).
6.5
Start practicing IELTS today!
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.
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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution
  • 3.0 average on last half of undergraduate program or 2.85 overall GPA
  • A written essay
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Acceptance into Western Carolina University's Graduate School

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    20438 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10219 USD per semester during 24 months.
  • National

    20438 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10219 USD per semester during 24 months.
  • In-State

    10030 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5015 USD per semester during 24 months.

Funding

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