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Special Education

Dordt University

24 months
390 USD/credit 5850 USD/year
390 USD/credit 5850 USD/year
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Special Education from Dordt University prepares the teacher or administrator to be a competent leader in special education roles. 


Special Education from Dordt University provides practical, hands-on learning experiences in teaching and leading in a distinctively Christian manner. 

Graduates with Special Education from Dordt University will be able to:

  • assess and address learning difficulties of various types
  • gain experience in developing instructional strategies, behavior interventions, and inclusion opportunities for special needs learners.
  • maximize learning opportunities for children. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Issues in Education 
  • Learner Development and Principles of Learning 
  •  Interpreting and Applying Educational Research 
  • Teaching and Learning with Technology 
  • Assessment of Learning Difficulties 
  • Advanced Behavioral and Social Interventions for Exceptional Children 
  • Instructional Decisions
  • Transition Support and Collaborative Partnerships  
  • Teaching Students wtih Complex Communication and Behavior Needs
  • Advanced Pedagogies for Teaching Literacy 
  • Advanced Pedagogies for Teaching Math 

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

There is no application deadline. These are the preferred deadlines in which international students should apply to allow ample time for the application process


30 SCH



Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • A bachelor’s degree (GPA of 3.0 or higher) from an accredited institution.
  • Completion of at least 24 hours of undergraduate coursework that includes: education psychology, applied education psychology, learner differences, learning environments, curriculum and methods (2 courses), philosophy of education, and statistics.
  • Completion of a minimum of one year of successful teaching experience at the K-12 level, or a minimum of 500 hours of verified experiences in teaching or direct coaching beyond the bachelor’s degree.
  • Applicants for whom English is a second language must have an adequate command of English as demonstrated by their performance on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). 
  • Fill out the application
  • Send in all official transcripts (including undergraduate and graduate)
  • Submit information for at least one reference (a principal or adviser) on the application

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    5850 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 390 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    5850 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 390 USD per credit during 24 months.


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