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Special Education - Cross-Categorical (NITL)

Grand Canyon University

2 months
572 USD/credit 25740 USD/full
572 USD/credit 25740 USD/full
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Grand Canyon University’s Master of Education in Special Education - Cross-Categorical (NITL) program is a non-licensure program that prepares teacher candidates for a career in special education with a focus on K–12 students with mild to moderate disabilities. 


Key facts

The Special Education - Cross-Categorical (NITL) program at Grand Canyon University aims to help graduate students master the knowledge and cultivate skills necessary that support the development of exceptional children and high schoolers.

The rigorous curriculum teaches how to adapt instructional strategies to meet each student’s Individualized Education Program (IEP), while building upon strengths that a teacher already possesses. This program helps teacher candidates increase their familiarity with mild to moderate disabilities, while advancing expertise in assessment, intervention and transition planning. This program does not lead to teaching licensure.


Common careers and teaching areas are: K-12 special education teacher, school resource instructor, child advocate and disability services consultant. Potential workplaces include private, charter and public schools, as well as colleges, higher education institutions and social service organizations.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Foundations in Special Education Graduate Studies 
  • Survey of Special Education: Mild to Moderate Disabilities 
  • Professional, Ethical and Legal Practices and Policies in Special Education 
  • Collaborations and Communications in Special Education 
  • Assessment and Eligibility in Special Educ: Mild to Moderate Disability 
  • U.S. and Arizona Constitutions for Teacher Candidates

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  • Part-time
    • 2 months

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Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®
GMAT admission requirements GMAT

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Graduate applicants may be accepted at GCU with an undergraduate degree from an accredited college or program that has been approved by Grand Canyon University (GCU), with a 2.8 GPA or higher. 
  • If you do not meet the GPA requirement, you may be eligible for admission with a graduate degree from an accredited, GCU-approved college or program and passing test scores: GMAT, GRE.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    25740 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 572 USD per credit during 2 months.
  • National

    25740 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 572 USD per credit during 2 months.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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