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Special Education

University of Illinois at Chicago

M.Ed. On Campus
12 months
7227 USD/year
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The MEd in Special Education program is offered at the University of Illinois at Chicago. 

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The College of Education at the University of Illinois at Chicago offers course work that leads to the Master of Education in Special Education organized around four domains of study: foundations, development and disability, research, and assessment. The degree can also lead to the Learning Behavior Specialist I licensure/endorsement, the Learning Behavior Specialist II endorsements, or the MEd degree only; and the Doctor of Philosophy in Education: Special Education. 

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Political and Socio-Cultural Perspectives on Special Education
  • Theoretical Foundations and Issues of Bilingual Special Education
  • Advanced Procedures in Special Educator as Consultant
  • Understanding Students With Low Incidence Disabilities
  • Educational Implications of Learners with Low-Incidence and Multiple Disabilites

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines




33 alternative credits

33–36 semester hours


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.

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.
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).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants are considered on an individual basis. Applicants must submit transcripts from the last 60 hours of undergraduate work and from all postbaccalaureate work.
  • For the LBS I and LBS II Illinois licensure and endorsement options, passing scores on the Illinois Test of Academic Proficiency (TAP). 
  • Three required; addressing the applicant’s academic qualifications, teaching experience, and potential for advanced-degree studies. Letters should be from current or former professors and/or supervisors.
  • Required; the statement, in a minimum of 300 words, must address the applicant’s professional goals and acknowledge the urban focus of UIC special education programs.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    7227 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7227 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.

7,227 - 17,714 USD


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