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Education - Equity, Inclusion, and Opportunity in Special Education

18 months
720 USD/credit 14400 USD/year
720 USD/credit 14400 USD/year
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The need for effective special educators in PK-12, regional school settings remains consistently high. We offer a Education - Equity, Inclusion, and Opportunity in Special Education degree at Arcadia University. 


About Education - Equity, Inclusion, and Opportunity in Special Education at Arcadia University

Standards for teacher certification across disability categories, and spanning birth-age 21, require that special educators obtain specialized knowledge and skills to address a wide range of student needs and opportunities.


  • The Education - Equity, Inclusion, and Opportunity in Special Education program from Arcadia University not only prepares special educators to work with and across these populations; it also prepares them to understand the complexities of teaching and learning in the 21st century related to considerations of cultural and linguistic diversity and equity, and ensuring inclusive and effective outcomes for students with disabilities, their families, and communities.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Cultural Foundations of Education 
  • Interpreting Educational Research 
  • Instructional & Asstistive Technology 
  • Inclusive Education 
  • Disability Studies & Special Education Law 
  • Supporting Students with High Incidence Disabilities 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 18 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH


On Campus, Online

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Student insurance

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  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • A graduate application, including personal statements, to be completed online. Use the following application (please complete application via desktop for a better use experience). 
  • A bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution with a recommended GPA of 3.0 or better. Passing scores on the Pre-service Academic Performance Assessment Tests in Reading, Writing, and Math can be submitted when the GPA is below 3.0
  • Students holding a B.A. or B.S. degree in Education who are seeking an initial teaching certification (Instructional I) must submit passing scores from a provider of one of the approved basic skills assessment tests: PAPA, CORE, SAT or ACT. See Testing Requirements for Candidates with a Degree in Education. 
  • One official transcript from each college, university or professional school attended. 
  • Proof of any Pennsylvania teaching certificates, if applying for an add-on certification program.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    14400 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 720 USD per credit during 18 months.
  • National

    14400 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 720 USD per credit during 18 months.

Living costs for Glenside

1000 - 1500 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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