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Special Education with emphasis in Autism, M.Ed.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
University rank #201 (ARWU) , MO, | Online
The department offers comprehensive degree programs that blend pedagogy and practices across developmental, specific content, and exceptionality to prepare educators to work with individuals at-risk and those with disabilities.

About

This program prepares personnel to effectively implement evidenced based practices for students along the full continuum of autism spectrum disorders (ASD). The MU Autism Master's program prepares personnel to effectively implement evidenced based practices for students along the full continuum of autism spectrum disorders (ASD). The program enables special educators to integrate all areas of curriculum to effectively assess and develop social competence benchmarks for students with ASD. The College of Education's Special Education program delivers curriculum and practica in collaboration with the Thompson Center for Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disorders. A minimum of 30 semester credit hours must be completed in fulfillment of degree requirements.

Programme Structure

Courses include
  •  Introduction to Special Education
  •  Behavioral Management for Exceptional Students
  •  Assessment and Evaluation in Special Education
  •  Language Development of Exceptional Students
  •  Collaboration and Consultation in Special Education
  •  Literacy in Special Education
  •  Cross Categorical Special Education
  •  Methods in Cross-Categorical Special Education
  •  Methods in Vocational Education for the Disabled & Disadvantaged
  •  Cross-Categorical Special Education
  •  Practicum in Cross-Categorical 
  •  Internship in Special Education

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus, Online

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    100

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    600

    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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  • Minimum required score:

    7

    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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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 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).

  • This programme accepts GRE® scores. However, it does not provide a recommended score range.

    The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. The GRE® General Test contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.

    Verbal+Quantitative: 291

  • Personal Data Sheet
  • Statement of purpose (usually around 500 words) in which you summarize your professional goals, including career objectives, research interests, your motivation for graduate work and other pertinent information
  • A minimum of two letters of recommendation. Letters may be sent to the Special Education Department or they may be submitted electronically through the Graduate Studies online application.
  • GRE score report
  • TOEFL or IELTS score report. Students whose native language is not English must submit scores on a TOEFL or the IELTS administered within the last two years. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    27090 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 27090 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    27090 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 27090 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • In-State

    11252 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11252 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
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Living costs for Columbia

  • 800 - 1300 USD/month
    Living Costs

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