M.Sc. On Campus

Special Education - General Curriculum K-12

Radford University

12 months
17441 USD/year
17441 USD/year
8915 USD/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


Across the United States, school systems face a critical shortage of highly qualified teachers in special education. At Radford University, both our five-year undergraduate program and our traditional graduate program in special education: general curriculum lead to a master’s degree and eligibility for a license to teach special education in kindergarten through grade 12.


Program benefits

  • Special Education - General Curriculum K-12 students at Radford University with disabilities need teachers with extraordinary skills and dedication to help them discover their talents and become independent, successful adults.
  • Through the classes and field experiences offered in Radford University's program, you will learn the collaboration and teaching skills you need to help students with disabilities be engaged in learning and successful in school.
  • You will learn how to teach and how to base your teaching decisions on good practices supported by research.
  • You will learn to use advanced instructional and assistive technology.
  • You will become highly qualified in an academic area (English, mathematics, science, or social science) so that you’ll know what to teach your students.
  • You will have many opportunities to work with children of different abilities at several grade levels so that you’ll have the experience you need to be confident and competent going into your first teaching job.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Educational Research
  • Collaboration to Teach and Support Diverse Learners
  • Students with Diverse Learning Needs and the Special Education Processs
  • Proactive Classroom Management and Advanced Positive Behavior Support
  • Required Concentration Courses
  • Characteristics of Learners with Disabilities who Access the General Education Curriculum, K-12
  • Teaching Students with Individualized Adapted Curriculum
  • Teaching Students with Exceptional Learning Needs in the Elementary General Curriculum
  • Additional Courses for Licensure 
  • Introduction to Professional Education 
  • Foundations of Education
  • Human Growth and Development: Birth Through Adolescence
  • Child & Adolescent Development
  • Development and Instruction for Emergent and Beginning Readers 
  • Foundations of Literacy Instruction
  • Supporting Courses
  • Adaptive Strategies in Arithmetic
  • Assessment and Intervention for Language Development
  • Foundations of Literacy Instruction
  • Educational Technology for Diverse Populations

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Syllabus of university study - For transfer students, a description of each course or subject studied must be submitted accompanied by a certified English translation. An evaluation of your transfer credit cannot be made without the course descriptions.
  • For students enrolled at a U.S. college, the Transfer Eligibility Form must be completed.
  • If you have been out of school for any period of time, other than school breaks, please send a letter that explains if you have been working, attending school, etc., along with the application for admission.
  • Confidential statement of Financial Support (see required immigration documents).
  • TOEFL/IELTS - (see English Proficiency).

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    17441 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 17441 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    17441 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 17441 USD per year during 12 months.
  • In-State

    8915 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8915 USD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Radford

996 - 1628 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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Updated over a year ago

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Special Education - General Curriculum K-12
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