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Education - Special Education (Learning Disabilities)

Furman University

12 months
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420 USD/credit 13860 USD/year
420 USD/credit 13860 USD/year
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About

Teachers who are passionate about Special Education often seek more specialized training to help their diverse students with special needs. For teachers, the Master of Arts in Education - Special Education (Learning Disabilities) offered by Furman University is designed to enhance a specific area of special education.

Overview

The Education - Special Education (Learning Disabilities) program offered by Furman University includes preparation in a selected area of special education through courses dealing with the nature of a specific disability and the related practica. Teachers who are pursuing this degree learn even more specialized intervention techniques and strategies to deal appropriately with children with special needs. The final practicum allows students to apply their skills and knowledge in a real-world setting.

This concentration is for teachers who have already met South Carolina Department of Education requirements for certification in elementary education.  Secondary teachers may also complete this program by completing a course in teaching mathematics at the elementary level. 

To complete this program, students must show evidence of a passing score on the appropriate Praxis II exam.

Master of Arts in Education

Master of Arts programs are designed primarily for certified teachers. Individuals seeking initial teacher certification will be required to complete undergraduate courses which will not apply toward the master’s degree.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Statistics and Measurement in Education
  • The Culture of Schooling in America (3)
  • Foundations and Current Trends in Literacy Research and Practice 
  • Teaching Reading and Writing in the Content Areas 
  • Education of Students with Exceptionalities 

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

33 SCH

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
2.75

Other requirements

General requirements

  • earned a bachelor’s degree from a regionally-accredited institution in the United States or a teacher education program recognized by the South Carolina Board of Education
  • satisfactorily completed an accredited program of initial teacher certification
  • a graduate admissions application, accompanied by a one-time, non-refundable application fee
  • two professional recommendations and Dispositions Assessment Evaluation by persons familiar with the candidate’s teaching (e.g. principal, assistant principal, immediate supervisor)
  • a copy of their current teaching certificate
  • official transcripts from each higher education institution previously attended

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    13860 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 420 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    13860 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 420 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for Greenville

1083 - 1850 USD /month
Living costs

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Funding

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