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Special Education - Mild-Moderate Disabilities

University of Arizona

M.A.
24 months
Duration
11136 USD/year
11136 USD/year
10236 USD/year
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About

The Special Education - Mild-Moderate Disabilities degree offered by the University of Arizona is a 38-unit MA degree that is designed to prepare you to teach students with mild to moderate disabilities. Our program is accredited by the Arizona Department of Education. Students who complete the program receive the MA degree. 

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Overview

In addition to the traditional two-year Special Education - Mild-Moderate Disabilities degree offered by the University of Arizona plan or part-time study, we now provide options for qualified applicants to complete the Mild-Moderate MA and earn teacher certification in one year. These options provide a faster path to graduation and can significantly reduce the cost of obtaining your MA and special education teacher certification.

UA Undergraduate + One Option

If you are a current UA College of Education undergraduate, you can earn your Mild-Moderate MA and teacher certification in one year. Students in this option apply to take select online Graduate coursework during the Fall and Spring semesters of their Senior year. Program requirements can then be completed through Graduate Summer online coursework and full-time Fall and Spring coursework. The program includes supervised teaching experiences during the Fall and Spring semesters.

One-Year Mild-Moderate MA Option

If you have a Bachelor’s degree from the UA or another accredited university, you can complete the Mild-Moderate MA and earn your special education teacher certification in one year. Students who pursue this option will complete a challenging Summer of online coursework (5 Summer courses). Program requirements are then completed during full-time online and on-campus Fall and Spring coursework. The program includes supervised teaching experiences during the Fall and Spring semesters.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to Special Education
  • Behavior Principles and Disability
  • Special Education Law and Policy
  • Cultural and Linguistic Diversity in Special Education
  • Research Methods in Education

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English
IELTS or TOEFL needed

Credits

38 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
3 (required)
GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It 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.
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
7 (required)
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
79 (required)
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.
  • Official transcripts showing a grade point average of “B” or better (3.0 on a 4.0 scale).
  • A two-page personal statement describing your experience working with children or youth who have disabilities and how you expect the Mild-Moderate MA program to improve your impact with children or youth with disabilities.
  • Evidence of previous teaching experience. If you do not hold a teaching certificate, we require evidence of experience working with children or youth with disabilities.
  • Three professional letters of recommendation.
  • An interview with a faculty member. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    11136 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5568 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    11136 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5568 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State

    10236 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5118 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.

Funding

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