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Special Education (Instruction), M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 30 months
    Duration
Online
This biblically integrated program equips educators with expert knowledge and best practices to competently engage students with special needs in enriched and meaningful skill development and growth in all areas of life. Professionals with special education certification are in high demand in both inclusive and more restrictive classrooms. 
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Overview

This program is only for individuals holding valid teaching certification. Upon completion of this program, a student receives a Master of Science in Special Education degree and is eligible to apply to ACSI for a Special Education certificate if additional ACSI requirements are met.

Program Highlights

  • Program can be started in any semester and completed in as few as seven semesters, including two summers.
  • PA Special Education Certification available for qualified individuals; certification from other states may be possible. See below for details.
  • 50% tuition discount for educators working in Christian schools.
  • Field experience integrated into multiple courses.
  • 39 total credits.
  • Advance standing may be granted for Bible/theology credits.

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Behavioral Analysis & Autism Assessment
  • Behavioral Intervention in Autism
  • Foundations of Special Education
  • Diagnosis & Evaluation of the Exceptional Learner
For more information, please visit the program website.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 30 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    68

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  • Minimum required score:

    520

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Submit the Graduate Application for Admission (either online or print), along with a $25 non-refundable application fee.
  • Submit the following essays: Spiritual Statement: Describe your conversion to Christ, spiritual growth, and church involvement; Statement of Purpose: Describe your reasons for pursuing graduate studies in this field at this time. 

  • Submit official academic transcript(s) for all conferred degrees. Applicants must hold a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college, university, or seminary, with a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher.

  • Submit two Academic/Professional References.

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Tuition Fee

  • International

    688 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 688 USD per credit and a duration of 30 months.
  • National

    688 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 688 USD per credit and a duration of 30 months.
  • In-State

    688 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 688 USD per credit and a duration of 30 months.
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