About this Degree
The first year (the fifth year program) is a continuation of the undergraduate, pre-professional program in Special Education or Inclusive Early Childhood Education. Alternative criteria to GRE are used for admission to the 5th year M.A.T. programs. In addition, applicants must submit two letters of recommendation (from a cooperating teacher and/or professional who can attest to professional dispositions).
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 K-12, Early Childhood Special Education or Visual Impairments.
Candidates excepted into the M.A.T. Special Education - Adapted Curriculum K-12 Program must be admitted to teacher education at James Madison University and obtain passing scores on the Praxis I. It is your responsibility to let your adviser know when you have passed the Praxis I.
- Systematic Behavioral Interventions
- Differentiation of Instruction and Assessment to Meet the Needs of Diverse Learners
- Instructional Methods in Special Education
- Transition of Learners with Disabilities into New Environments and Functions
- Practicum in Remedial Elements of Special Education
- Student Teaching in Special Education
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- StartingApply anytime.
- Last day of classes fall semester senior year
DisciplinesEducation Special Education Early Childhood Education View 552 other Masters in Early Childhood Education in United States
- 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.
International17760 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 1184 USD per credit during 24 months.
National17760 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 1184 USD per credit during 24 months.
In-State6990 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 466 USD per credit during 24 months.
Living costs for Harrisonburg
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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