M.Ed. On Campus

Special Education - Autism

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 - Autism program at 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 M.Ed. in Special Education offers a non-teaching program of study for individuals who already hold a professional teaching license or those wishing to work with individuals with exceptionalities in areas other than teaching. Candidates who pursue the M.Ed. program typically do so to advance their knowledge of particular exceptionalities and further develop specific areas of interest. Graduates of this program often find employment in administrative or consultative roles, vocational programs, residential programs, or other alternative service settings.

Although the Special Education - Autism program at James Madison University is not designed to meet Virginia requirements for teacher licensure or endorsement, one's program of study may include courses that could subsequently qualify the graduate for additional endorsements in gifted education or ESL provided the individual already holds a valid Virginia teaching license. Certificate programs may be completed in an area such as autism.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Inquiry in Education
  • Learning Theories and Practice
  • Curriculum Theory & Issues
  • Trends and Issues in Exceptional Education
  • Curriculum and Instruction in Gifted Education 
  • Practicum in Gifted Education

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

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On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Two-to-three page written statement
  • Resume
  • Submit 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)
  • Graduate Record Exam (GRE) or Miller's Analogy Test (MAT) at the 25th percentile is required, IF the undergraduate GPA is below 3.0. Otherwise, a standardized test is not required.

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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