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Special Education

American College of Education

17 months
6705 USD/year
6705 USD/year
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This Master of Education in Special Education program at the American College of Education  provides an in-depth study of research-based methods to enhance instruction.


You’ll gain valuable skills to develop curriculum, design learning environments, and to build and maintain partnerships to better support students with the M.Ed. in Special Education at the American College of Education.

Key Features

  • You’ll take a total of twelve courses. Seven courses (most students take one at a time) center around special education. In your coursework, you’ll explore ethical practices and standards in special education, building collaborative relationships, and assessment and evaluation in special education. You’ll also take one course in classroom management and one course in research. Each course is five weeks long.
  • Your chosen focus of study comprises three courses to align with your goals. Choose from Differentiated Instruction, Early Childhood Education, or General Special Education. Alternatively, you can customize your own General Track by selecting the courses that interest you most.
    • Differentiated Instruction
    • Early Childhood Education
    • General Special Education
    • General Track
  • At the end of the program, you’ll complete a capstone course to demonstrate and document the impact of the knowledge you’ve gained throughout the program.


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Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Principles and Practices of Classroom Management
  • Research and Applied Behavioral Analysis in the Special Education Classroom
  • Developmental Characteristics of Exceptional Learners
  • Strategies for Teaching Diverse Learners
  • Assessment and Evaluation in Special Education
  • Building Collaborative Relationships
  • Law and Policy in Special Education
  • Ethical Practices and Standards in Special Education

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  • Part-time
    • 17 months

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34 alternative credits



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General requirements

  • Bachelor's or Highest Post-Baccalaureate degree earned
  • Minimum Grade Point Average 2.75 on a 4.0 Scale for full admission
  • Documentation of at least an initial teaching license (in the state the applicant resides), school service personnel license, or a school services certificate 
  • If applicants do not have a teaching certificate, they may document their teaching status by providing evidence of full-time teaching assignment from an individual in a supervisory capacity or from a human resources official of the school at their current employment

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    6705 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 9500 USD for the full programme during 17 months.
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    6705 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 9500 USD for the full programme during 17 months.


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