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Special Education, M.Ed.

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    Application Deadline
  • 24 months
Spokane, WA, United States
Do you feel called to serve those young people among us with Special Needs? If so, we have a track to empower you. Rise to the challenge and join our next cohort of candidates seeking training to address behavioral challenges and better serve the many students in need of attention.
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Our M.Ed. in Special Education can be completed in a minimum of 32 credits typically spaced over 2 years. Working adults are welcome at GU: our entire sequence can be completed via evening courses in a face-to-face delivery on our campus. Our priority admission deadline is January 15 with a final deadline of May 1 (unless our site reaches capacity before). Candidates are highly encouraged to complete the application by the priority deadline in order to ensure consideration for the next cohort.

Programme Structure

Courses Include:

  • Behavior Analysis
  • Advanced Applied Behavior Analysis
  • Special Education Policies and Procedures
  • Advanced Classroom Management
  • Assessment in Special Education
  • Research in Special Education
  • Professional Seminar
  • Oral Comprehensive Examination
  • Advanced Seminar in Functional Analysis
  • Behavioral Treatment in Clinical Settings
  • Behavior Intervention in Natural Settings
  • Lab in Behavior Intervention
  • Supervision and Consultation

Detailed Programme Facts

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

English Language Requirements

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    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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General Requirements

  • A completed graduate application. Within the application you will be required to submit the following: 2 letters of recommendation, a copy of your resume, and a statement of purpose (guidelines are included in the application).
  • One (1) official transcript from each college or university attended. If you attend Gonzaga, please note that GU transcripts are ordered by the Graduate Admissions Office on your behalf.
  • Experience working with children or a special needs population.
  • An interview with the department

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1160 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1160 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    1160 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1160 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Spokane

  • 880 - 1260 USD/month
    Living Costs

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