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Special Education (Learning Disabilities or Inclusion Concentration)

Texas State University

12 months
765 USD/credit 27540 USD/year
765 USD/credit 27540 USD/year
357 USD/credit 12852 USD/year
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The Special Education (Learning Disabilities or Inclusion Concentration) program from Texas State University is respected for comprehensive, rigorous instruction, with both entry-level and advanced studies programs available. 


Faculty in special education, widely known for research excellence and leadership in their fields, value student mentoring and provide students with opportunities to work together on clinical and field-based research.

Students learn evidence-based strategies and theories to improve the social and learning outcomes for young people with disabilities.

Program Mission

The mission of the Special Education (Learning Disabilities or Inclusion Concentration) program from Texas State University is to prepare educators and specialists who apply current, evidence-based practices in special education for the purpose of preparing individuals with disabilities to live independent, responsible, and personally satisfying lives in a diverse, global society. Graduates engage in practitioner inquiry and research, serve as leaders in special education policy and classroom practice, and apply their knowledge and skills to positively influence the inclusion of, and support for, persons who require the best professional practices of special education.

Career Options

Special education graduates pursue careers as teachers, behavior specialists, and learning interventionists. The program provides a verified course sequence required to be certified as a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA). Graduates work in public and charter school programs, clinic settings, and alternative education settings, including residential programs. Many graduates choose to pursue doctoral studies and have been successful in receiving prestigious doctoral scholarships.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Teaching Language Arts to Students with Disabilities
  • Education Students with Emotional/Behavloral Disorders
  • Educating Students with Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities
  • Advanced Educational Strategies for Students with Autism
  • Principles and Practices of Effective Instruction
  • Characteristics of Students with Learning Disabilities
  • Advanced Practices in Learning Disabilities/lnclusion

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


36 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited university
  • a copy of an official transcript from each institution where course credit was granted
  • minimum 2.75 GPA in your last 60 hours of undergraduate course work (plus any completed graduate courses)
  • copies of certifications or licensures (if applicable)
  • resume/CV (include licenses or certificates and all previous teaching or other education-related experiences)
  • statement of purpose addressing the following questions. Answers should be clear and concise.
  • two letters of recommendation from persons who can speak to your potential for success in graduate school(one of whom is/was a supervisor).

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    27540 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 765 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    27540 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 765 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • In-State

    12852 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 357 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for San Marcos

921 - 1707 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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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