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Special Education - Severe and Multiple Disabilities

University of Arizona

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

The Special Education - Severe and Multiple Disabilities degree offered by the University of Arizona is designed to prepare you to teach students with severe multiple disabilities. The program emphasizes inclusive education and evidence-based best practices in teaching children and youth with severe and multiple disabilities.

Overview

Special Education - Severe and Multiple Disabilities degree offered by the University of Arizona leads to a Master's degree and, with additional coursework and practicum experience, can lead to Arizona teacher certification in Severe/Profound Disabilities.

The program emphasizes inclusion practices and a functional versus developmental approach to the education of children and youth with severe multiple disabilities. Students labeled multiply disabled or severely/profoundly disabled usually have the following characteristics: severe to profound mental retardation, severe physical disabilities, sensory impairments, learning disabilities, emotional disturbances, and health disorders. Prospective teachers in this program will be taught to effectively program for and work with students who have a wide range of severe and multiple disabilities and who represent the spectrum from early childhood to adulthood.

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
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English

Credits

33 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.
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English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated 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.
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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).
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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university
  • Grade point average of "B" or better (3.0 on a 4.0 scale)
  • Experience working with individuals with severe and multiple disabilities preferred
  • Submission of application to the Graduate College. SER Personal Date Form, and 3 professional letters of recommendation
  • Personal interview, if local, or telephone interview allowed

Tuition Fee

  • International

    11136 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5568 USD per semester and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    11136 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5568 USD per semester and a duration of 12 months.
  • In-State

    10236 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5118 USD per semester and a duration of 12 months.

Funding

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