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Special Education

James Madison University

24 months
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1184 USD/credit 17760 USD/year
1184 USD/credit 17760 USD/year
452 USD/credit 6780 USD/year
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About

James Madison University's programs in Special Education are designed to develop and enhance each student's personal and professional growth as an effective, reflective and resilient educator. 

Overview

The Master of Arts in Teaching degree program is designed to lead to initial licensure in special education with specific concentrations in Special Education-General Curriculum K-12 or Special Education-Early Childhood (birth-age 5). 

Candidates completing the program are prepared to serve as teachers of individuals with disabilities in a variety of educational placements. There are two programs of study for students wishing to pursue an M.A.T. in Special Education at the James Madison University. 

The first (the fifth-year program) is a continuation of the undergraduate, pre-professional program in Special Education-General Curriculum K-12 and Special Education-Early Childhood (birth-age 5). 

The second (initial licensure program) is designed for individuals who already hold a bachelor's degree and are interested in pursuing initial licensure to teach Special Education-General Curriculum K-12 or Special Education-Early Childhood (birth-age 5).

Concentrations

  • Adapted Curriculum
  • K-12 Special Education
  • Visual Impairments
  • Early Childhood Special Education

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Supporting Access to the General Education Curriculum 
  • Systematic Behavioral Observations 
  • Differentiation of Instruction and Collaboration in Special Education 
  • Trends and Issues in Educational Foundations and Exceptionalities 
  • Practicum in Inclusive Settings 
  • Transitions of Learners with Disabilities into New Environments and Functions 
  • Student Teaching in Special Education 
  • Student Teaching in Special Education 
  • Professional Practice Seminar for Special Education 

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Completed applications should be received at least 6 weeks prior to the start of the fall semester.

Credits

30 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Professional resume
  • Two-to-three page written statement
  • Two Letters of Recommendation (one from an individual who can speak of your potential as a graduate student and another who can comment on your professional dispositions.)
  • Teacher candidates must also apply for, and be admitted toTeacher Education at JMU.
  • Pass Virginia Communication and Literacy Assessment (VCLA) if not a licensed teacher
  • Pass Praxis I math or submit SAT/ACT scores that would waive Praxis I math

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    17760 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1184 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    17760 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1184 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • In-State

    6780 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 452 USD per credit during 24 months.

Living costs for Harrisonburg

1050 - 1715 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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