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Special Education - Specific Learning Disabilities, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
, MN,
The Master of Arts in Special Education is designed for individuals who hold a valid Minnesota teaching license and who wish to expand their teaching skills and knowledge of the characteristics and interventions used with students with specific learning disabilities.

About

The Master of Arts in Special Education is designed to prepare highly effective professional, decision-making, and reflective educators who are proficient in foundational knowledge; referral, evaluation, planning, and programming; instructional design, teaching, and ongoing evaluation; collaboration and communication, standards of effective practice; and core special education skills including instructional strategies, social/emotional health, social competence, cultural competence, classroom management and academic competence.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Ethical Issues for Professional Educators of Exceptional Learners 
  • Teaching Students with Linguistic Differences or Difficulties 
  • Collaborative Teaching in Inclusive Settings 
  • Educational Research and Analysis 
  • Instructional Strategies: Mild/Moderate Disabilities 
  • Teaching students with Math or Language Difficulties 
  • Collaborative Consultation in Special Education 
  • Learners with Disabilities: Educational Assessment 
  • Applied Experience in Learning Disabilities 
  • Conducting Research and Completing the Capstone 
  • Literacy Strategies for Grades K-6: SPED 

                      Detailed Programme Facts

                      • Programme intensity Full-time
                        • Full-time duration 24 months
                      • Languages
                        • English
                      • Delivery mode
                        On Campus

                      English Language Requirements

                      • Minimum required score:

                        6

                        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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                      • Minimum required score:

                        87

                        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:

                        547

                        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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                      Academic Requirements

                      You need the following GPA score:

                      Required score: 3

                      Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

                      Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

                      General Requirements

                      • Apply Online
                      • Submit official transcripts from the regionally accredited institution stating the conferral of a Bachelor’s degree with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 based on a 4.0 system. 
                      • Submit a typed personal statement that answers the questions listed below. 
                    • Why are you choosing to pursue a graduate program at this time in your career, and what are you hoping to accomplish by doing so?
                      • What strengths do you feel make you a strong candidate for the program?
                      • Describe a past or present personal/professional experience that you believe positively influenced your potential to succeed in a graduate program.

                      Technological Requirements

                      • Students enrolling at Concordia University, St. Paul must have access to a computer that meets Concordia’s technology requirements. 

                      Tuition Fee

                      • International

                        395 USD/credit
                        Tuition Fee
                        Based on the original amount of 395 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
                      • National

                        395 USD/credit
                        Tuition Fee
                        Based on the original amount of 395 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
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                      Living costs for Saint Paul

                      • 1040 - 1760 USD/month
                        Living Costs

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

                      Funding

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