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Specific Learning Disabilities, M.Ed.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
University rank #801 (WUR) , MI,
The Master of Education in special education is a degree focusing on 1) the broader concepts of exceptionality - learning, instruction and development and 2) an in-depth preparation for one area of exceptionality.

About

Exploration of theory and research and advanced application in instruction and assessment with selected populations are integrated throughout the program.

The Master of Education in special education degree is designed to provide students advanced training and expertise in a chosen area of concentration. The areas of concentration offered within the M.Ed. in special education degree program at Oakland University are:
  • Applied Behavior Analysis
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Emotional Impairment
  • Specific Learning Disability

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Legal Issues in Special Education (4 credits) 
  • Standards, Practices, and Research in Special Education (4 credits) 
  • Assessment in Special Education (4 credits) 
  • Quality of Life (4 credits) 
  • Community Engagement and Service (1 to 8 credits) (up to a maximum of 3 credits) 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:

    79

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3.5

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3.5 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

  • Copy of current (or most recent) teaching certificate or verification of pending certificate is required for ASD concentration
  • Teaching Certificate is NOT reqired for ABA concentration.
  • Teaching Certificate is NOT required for EI or SLD concentration, exit option B.
  • Interview may be required for candidates under consideration, with a written response to one or more questions posed during the interview process.
  • Goal statement, which includes the reason for application, the intended focus of graduate study, a description of professional experiences and accomplishments, and professional and career goals

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1027 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1027 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    1027 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1027 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State

    738 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 738 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Rochester Hills

  • 1000 - 1500 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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