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Education - Special Education

University of Phoenix

21 months
540 USD/credit 14194 USD/year
540 USD/credit 14194 USD/year
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Exceptional students needs teachers with extraordinary skills. If you’ve earned a bachelor’s degree in another discipline and have been thinking of making a positive impact on students with learning disabilities, our Education - Special Education from University of Phoenix could be the program for you. 


The curriculum is aligned with the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) and helps cultivate strategies for teaching students with disabilities and collaborating with others to create individualized learning plans. You’ll take just one course at a time, and most are only 6 weeks long. That way, you can balance work and life on the path to your degree.

In the Education - Special Education program from University of Phoenix, you’ll study:

  • Strategies for measuring students’ strengths and needs
  • Special education laws and their implications for identification, placement, and instruction
  • A range of disabilities, including behavioral, physical, developmental, and the autism spectrum
  • Classroom management and inclusion strategies
  • Structured English immersion

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Professional Communications
  • Orientation To Teacher Education
  • Curriculum Const And Assmt: Reading And Lang Arts For Spe
  • Structured English Immersion
  • Advanced Structured English Immersion Methods
  • Special Education Assessment And Interpretation
  • Orientation To The Exceptional Child
  • Characteristics Of Emotional & Behavioral Disorders
  • Characteristics Of Physical & Health Disabilities
  • Characteristics Of Intellectual/developmental Disabilities
  • Characteristics Of Autism Spectrum Disorders

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 21 months

Start dates & application deadlines


46 alternative credits



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Other requirements

General requirements

  • All academic records from international colleges and countries outside the United States are evaluated by the evaluation service provided by University of Phoenix.
  • A valid, acceptable visa or resident alien status is required if an applicant lives and/or works in the United States and is not a U.S. citizen. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    14194 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 540 USD per credit during 21 months.
  • National

    14194 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 540 USD per credit during 21 months.


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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