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Special Education

Old Dominion University

12 months
1387 USD/credit 41610 USD/year
1387 USD/credit 41610 USD/year
551 USD/credit 16530 USD/year
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This Special Education MEd program from Old Dominion University prepares teachers and agency personnel to design and implement curricula for children, adolescents, and adults who require special educational services.

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Graduates serve as key members of child study teams and are prepared to address educational, emotional, and physical disabilities. In this Special Education MEd program from Old Dominion University, a student can choose an endorsement in special education: general curriculum K-12 (mild/moderate disabilities); early childhood special education (birth–5); and/or special education: adapted curriculum K-12 (severe/multiple disabilities).

Program Highlights

What makes Special Education at ODU unique?

  • The Special Education with Endorsement (Education, M.S.Ed.) program can be completed in approximately two years. 
  • Coursework is supplemented by field experiences in a variety of settings. 
  • Courses are offered in on campus, online (asynchronous), and web conferencing (synchronous) modalities. 
  • Students learn evidence-based practices for teaching individuals with disabilities.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Human Growth and Development: Birth through Adolescence
  • Special Education: Legal Aspects and Characteristics
  • Classroom and Behavioral Management Techniques for Students with Diverse Needs
  • Instructional Strategies to Meet Diverse Learning Needs in Math
  • Effective Interventions for Children and Youth with Challenging Behavior 
  • Characteristics and Advanced Procedures: Learning Disabilities in Reading & Writing
  • Instructional Strategies for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


On Campus, Online

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®
150 (verbal)
150 (quantitative)
4.5 (analytical)

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited university.
  • Cumulative GPA of 2.80 for all college credit courses taken in the baccalaureate degree program.
  • A Graduate Record Examination (GRE) Score of at least 291 (Verbal and Quantitative sections with a minimum Verbal score of 150 or better) and a 4.5 on the Analytical Writing section OR a Miller Analogies Test (MAT) minimum score of 403.
  • A 400-500 word goal statement indicating why the student wishes to enroll in the special education program.
  • Financial Documentation (seeking F/J visas only).
  • Passport identification.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    41610 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1387 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    41610 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1387 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • In-State

    16530 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 551 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for Norfolk

1100 - 1900 USD /month
Living costs

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