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Special Education, M.Ed.

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    Application Deadline
  • 72 months
    Duration
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This is an advanced teacher certification program for those who already have general education teacher certification in Content Areas who wish to obtain special education certification (Teacher of Students with Disabilities) and a master's degree. The program emphasis is on inclusive education.

About

The M. Ed. in Special Education requires students to complete 36 credits. The program of study includes 27 credits of coursework in special education required for certification as Teacher of Students with Disabilities, 6 credits of advanced courses in special education and 3 credits in research that result in the completion of a culminating project. The project extends learning by providing and experience in designing and implementing an action research project related to inclusive education.The M. Ed. meets the needs of working professionals who typically enroll in 3-6 credits per semester. The courses are offered in the evenings and summer. A maximum of 6 graduate credits may be accepted from other institutions, provided that the courses are parallel in content and requirements to those in the program.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Art and Special Education
  • Graduate Visual Arts Workshop
  • Learning and Development in Children With and Without Disabilities
  • Observation and Assessment of Young Children with Disabilities: Birth to Age
  • Strengthening Partnerships with Families of Children with Disabilities
  • Language and Early Literacy Development
  • Critical Basics of Media and Technology Production
  • Evaluation and Selection of Educational Media
  • Literature for Adolescents
  • Literacies, Digital Technology and Learning
  • Evaluation and Planning for Students with Learning Problems I
  • Educating Students with Moderate/Severe Disabilities
  • Transition Services for Students with Disabilities
  • Teaching Organization and Study Skills for the Inclusive Classroom
  • Medical and Physical Bases of Disabilities
  • Consultation Methods in Psychoeducational Settings

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 72 months
    • Duration description

      Students in master's degree programs have six years to complete their degree program.

  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    83

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

    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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  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

  • Complete the online application.
  • Send your $60 non-refundable application fee. 
  • Official transcripts are required from every college or university you have attended – they need to be in their original sealed envelopes. 
  • GRE scores
  • Applicants with a non-US degree: In lieu of a transcript, please submit a course-by-course evaluation along with U.S. degree equivalency information of your coursework from any member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services or by Educated Choices.

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    1030 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
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  • National Applies to you

    1030 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1030 USD per credit and a duration of  .
  • In-State Applies to you

    713 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 713 USD per credit and a duration of  .
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Living costs for Montclair

  • 1673 - 4120 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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