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Special Education

American University Washington DC

12 months
32616 USD/year
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Special Education from American University Washington DC teaches practical individualized training in diagnostic-prescriptive teaching within a solid theoretical framework of the Sally L. Smith Methodology, resulting in 97% placement rate.


Special Education from American University Washington DC gives exposure to a wide variety of methods, materials, and program-specific academic skills through the arts: graphics arts, woodworking, music, dance, drama, puppetry, film making, and a unique feature called Academic Clubs as used at the Lab School of Washington


Our program prepares teachers to meet the specific needs of preschool, elementary, junior high, high school, and adult students at risk for or living with learning disabilities.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Learning Disabilities 
  • Methods of Managing Pupils with Behavior Disorders
  • Reading: Diagnosis and Remediation
  • In Service Training Project
  • Psycho-educational Assessment for Learning Disabilities
  • Language Development and Remediation

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

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32 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Statement of Purpose
  • Transcripts
  • 2 Letters of Recommendation
  • Resume

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    32616 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 32616 USD per year during 12 months.
  • Tuition for summer option: $1,759 per credit
  • Tuition for National students: $1,812 Per credit hour

Living costs for Washington, D. C.

1705 - 2975 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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