Teaching Special Education, M.A. | Columbus State University | Columbus, United States
22 months
9804 USD/year
9804 USD/year
2520 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Master of Arts in Teaching Special Education from Columbus State University degree is designed for individuals holding a bachelor's degree in a non-teaching field who wish to obtain a teaching certificate and master's degree in Special Education. 


The Teaching Special Education program from Columbus State University provides professional and pedagogical studies that develop proficiency in the knowledge, skills, and habits of beginning teachers.

Educator Preparation at Columbus State University is accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP), formerly the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education.

All educator preparation programs are approved by the Georgia Professional Standards Commission.

Learning Outcomes

Graduates will be able to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of characteristics of the learner with special needs
  • Demonstrate knowledge and skill in the use and administration of assessment instruments and strategies
  • Demonstrate competence in instructional strategies and techniques
  • Demonstrate competence in classroom management
  • Demonstrate competence in communication and consultation

Programme Structure

Courses include: 
  • Nature & Characteristics of Students with Mild and Moderate Disabilities 
  • Advanced Assessment of Exceptional Children/Youth 
  • Specific Strategies for Teaching Students with Mild and Moderate Disabilities
  • Assessment and Classroom Instruction 
  • Psychology of Reading
  • Methods and Materials for Teaching Reading

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 22 months

Start dates & application deadlines


49 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Degree in related field or a minimum of 25 semester hours of approved coursework
  • Transcript evaluation to determine content courses needed for certification.
  • Minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.75 (regular admission) or 2.50 (provisional admission) on all undergraduate work at an accredited United States institution in fulfillment of the requirements for a baccalaureate degree
  • Satisfactory scores on the general portion (quantitative and verbal) of the Revised Graduate Record Exam (GRE) with "writing assessment" component; OR passing scores on the GACE content examinations required in the intended teacher certification field

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    9804 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4902 USD per semester during 22 months.
  • National

    9804 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4902 USD per semester during 22 months.
  • In-State

    2520 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1260 USD per semester during 22 months.

Living costs for Columbus

900 - 1400 USD /month
Living costs

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


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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