12 months
33928 USD/year
33928 USD/year
12688 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The primary mission of the Special Education MEd program from University of South Carolina is to provide advanced certification in Special Education to licensed teachers. The program’s goals also emphasize preparing future special education teachers to respect the diverse characteristics and needs of individuals with disabilities and their families.


What kinds of work will I be able to do?

The Special Education MEd program from University of South Carolina is designed for licensed teachers seeking advanced course work and certification in special education. Upon completing this program, you will be able to apply for a South Carolina license to teach K-12 students with disabilities in your chosen area of specialization. If you choose to add on additional certification areas or endorsements, a range of professional positions may become available to you, such as a Board Certified Behavior Analyst, or Secondary Transition Specialist.

Will I be able to specialize?

  • You can choose one of the following areas of specialization: Emotional and Behavioral Disorders, Intellectual Disabilities, Learning Disabilities, and Severe and Multiple Disabilities.
  • In addition, many of our teacher candidates seek additional certifications or endorsements. For example, combining Emotional and Behavioral Disorders, Intellectual Disabilities, and Learning Disabilities results in a Multi-categorical licensure. We also offer course work for endorsements in Gifted and Talented Education, Board Certified Behavior Analyst, and Secondary Transition Specialist.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Research in Education
  • Managing Problem Behavior in the Classroom
  • Applied Behavior Analysis in Special Education
  • Functional Behavioral Assessment and Behavior Interventions
  • Technology and Exceptional Populations
  • Assessment in Special Education

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


36 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Personal Statement
  • Official Transcripts
  • Resume
  • 2 Letters of Recommendation

Tuition Fee

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    33928 USD/year
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  • National

    33928 USD/year
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  • In-State

    12688 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 12688 USD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Columbia

999 - 1508 USD /month
Living costs

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


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