Special Education

Xavier University

12 months
570 USD/credit
570 USD/credit
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All children are special. So are the teachers who take children with learning disabilities under their wing. Xavier University's master's program provides the educational theory and coursework needed to fully prepare licensed Special Education teachers, so that all children of every grade level get the education they need and deserve.


The Department of Special Education at Xavier University offers degree programs approved by the Ohio Board of Regents and licensure programs approved by the Ohio Department of Education.

All programs are accredited by TEAC, the Teacher Education Accreditation Council.

In Special Education, the department awards a Bachelor of Science degree with a concentration in a special education licensure area.

At the graduate level, the Department offers a 30 credit hour Master of Education degree in Special Education. Licensure concentrations will require additional course work and can be planned as part of the degree program.


The Department of Secondary and Special Education is the most popular of Xavier's education programs, but with about 700 students overall, it's still small enough to guarantee personal attention.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Advanced Human Development and Learning
  • Identification and Issues in Special Education
  • Introduction to Emotionally Disturbed Children
  • Philosophy and Cultural Diversity
  • Foundations in Early Childhood Special Education
  • Mild/Moderate Characteristics and Strategies

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines




30 alternative credits


On Campus

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.

English requirements

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.
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).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • The online graduate application
  • One official transcript sent directly from the college/university of all previous undergraduate and graduate coursework 
  • OR
  • Electronic transcripts to
  • Official test scores from the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) are required starting in Summer 2020. If you have previously taken the GRE and want to have your scores sent to Xavier, please contact GRE at 1-888-GRE-SCORE.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    570 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 570 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    570 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 570 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.


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