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Special Education (Post Baccleaureate)

24 months
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1184 USD/credit 17760 USD/year
1184 USD/credit 17760 USD/year
466 USD/credit 6990 USD/year
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About

The Master of Arts in Teaching degree program in Special Education (Post Baccleaureate) at James Madison University 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). 

Overview

About this Degree

Candidates completing the Special Education (Post Baccleaureate) program at James Madison University 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. 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).

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Human Growth and Development Birth through Adolescence
  • Foundations of Education
  • Reading
  • Behavior
  • Foundations of Exceptional Education
  • Teaching Mathematics in Elementary and Middle Grades

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

30 SCH

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
3

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

    6990 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 466 USD per credit during 24 months.

Living costs for Harrisonburg

1050 - 1715 USD /month
Living costs

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Funding

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