Special Education

Saint Vincent College

12 months
678 USD/credit
678 USD/credit
Tuition fee
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The Saint Vincent College Master of Science Degree in Special Education provides specialized training in educating students with disabilities. 


With increased demands for special education teachers in our schools, this program is designed for candidates who are already special education certified or working in special education or a related area who are hoping to deepen their understanding of special education.  

We offer a master degree in Special Education at Saint Vincent College. Candidates will explore assessment and instruction strategies and techniques for high-incidence, low-incidence and emotional support students with disabilities; develop skills for writing and implementing individualized education programs, evaluation reports and behavioral analyses; and investigate the laws and legislation relevant to special education. 


  • To provide quality instruction, scholarly achievement opportunities, best practices for the classroom, and diverse field practice for teaching and working with students with disabilities.
  • To offer opportunities to collaborate as a community team member and pre-service teacher to encourage high and low incidence students and their parents to work together to produce and implement individualized education program goals, activities and objectives.
  • To provide the necessary methods and field instruction for certified teachers to feel confident and prepared for the challenges of special education preK-8 or 7-12.

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Family and Professional Collaboration 
  • Diagnosis and Evaluation of Students with High Incidence Disabilities 
  • Theory and Practice of Teaching Students with High Incidence Disabilities
  • Methods of Instruction and Assessment for Students with Significant and Multiple Disabilities
  • Educating Students with Emotional and Behavioral Disorders

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines




36 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

  • Complete graduate application.
  • Complete and Supplemental Application (under Tools section).
  • Posses an earned bachelor's degree from an accredited institution. Official transcripts* must be submitted from each institution attended.
  • Three letters of recommendation.
  • Personal statement of 500 words or less describing the applicant's experience and why he or she wishes to pursue this degree.
  • TOEFL score of 79 on the IBT and 6.5 on the IELTS or higher is required for applicants.
  • Any additional program specific requirements.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    678 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 678 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    678 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 678 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.


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