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Childhood and Special Education, M.Sc.

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There are two options within the program. Designed for teachers who hold initial or provisional classroom certification, the master's in special education option is for you if you wish to get a master's degree and become certified in special education. If you are already a permanent, professionally certified teacher who wants to add special education credentials, then the advanced certification option may be ideal.

Both the master’s and advanced certificate options are offered at the childhood (grades 1-6) and adolescence (7-12) teaching levels. Each stresses the inclusive nature of teaching students with exceptional learning needs.

Programme Structure

  • Diversity, Social Justice, and Schooling 
  • Teaching Reading to Learners with Special Needs: Childhood 
  • Emergent Literacy 
  • Critical Issues in Inclusive Education 
  • Inclusive Education in Today's Schools 
  • Methods and Strategies for Teaching Students in the Inclusive Classroom 
  • Behavior Management in the Inclusive Classroom: Childhood
  • Assessment, Diagnosis, and Evaluation of Students in the Inclusive Classroom

              Detailed Programme Facts

              • Programme intensity Part-time
                • Part-time variant
              • Credits
                30 alternative credits
              • Languages
                • English
              • Delivery mode
                On Campus

              English Language Requirements

              You only need to take one of these language tests:

              • Minimum required score:


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              Academic Requirements

              • Completed online application.
              • Application fee.
              • Baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university.
              • Official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate work (if applicable).
              • Two letters of recommendation which can be submitted online. 
              • Current résumé and personal goals statement.
              • Results of the TOEFL (if native language is not English).

              Tuition Fee

              • International Applies to you

                930 USD/credit
                Tuition Fee
                Based on the original amount of 930 USD per credit and a duration of  .
              • National Applies to you

                930 USD/credit
                Tuition Fee
                Based on the original amount of 930 USD per credit and a duration of  .
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              Living costs for Rochester

              • 1100 - 1600 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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