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Special Education - Adapted Curriculum K-12 Program

James Madison University

24 months
1184 USD/credit 17760 USD/year
1184 USD/credit 17760 USD/year
466 USD/credit 6990 USD/year
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The Special Education - Adapted Curriculum K-12 Program offered by the James Madison University is designed to develop and enhance each student's personal and professional growth as an effective, reflective and resilient educator.


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.

Programme Structure

Courses Included:

  • 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 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

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  • Last day of classes fall semester senior year


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Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®

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.

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

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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