12 months
6369 USD/year
6369 USD/year
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The College of Education offers two master’s degrees and a doctoral degree with specializations in special education. The Special Education program offered by Washington State University.

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The Special Education program offered by Washington State University . The M.A. is designed for students who will potentially enter a doctoral program or who desire to focus on educational research, as opposed to application of educational strategies. The Ed.M. allows students to study a variety of education-related areas within structured coursework both on campus as well as online.

A specific set of coursework also can lead to a supporting endorsement in special education. Although the Ed.M. students enroll in research courses and engage in research endeavors, the emphasis in this degree option is on application of educational research strategies in schools settings.

Career Opportunities:

Teaching, educational specialist, K-12 administration.

Programme Structure

All graduates will be able to:

  • Demonstrate an appropriate depth and breadth of understanding about the field of special education and disabilities.
  • Demonstrate critical thinking and ability to evaluate, understand, and communicate (oral and written) special education ideas and research.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of and ability to synthesize and apply special education research to problems of practice through skillful inquiry.
  • Demonstrate and apply scholarly habits of curiosity, inquiry, skepticism, and data-based decision-making.
  • Demonstrate understanding and valuing of diversity through pedagogical and inquiry endeavors.
  • Demonstrate a professional identity appropriate for future career plans.
  • Key information


    • Full-time
      • 12 months

    Start dates & application deadlines

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    Priority deadline:

    • Fall January 10
    • Spring July 1


    30 SCH


    On Campus

    Academic requirements

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    General requirements

    • Applicants must have an undergraduate degree from an accredited four year institution. The Department of Teaching and Learning and the Graduate School require a 3.0 or higher cumulative grade point average on a 4.0 scale.  A letter of intent, three letters of recommendation and a writing sample is also required. Acceptance into the Master in Education program partially depends on the availability of a faculty member with expertise in the area of the student’s primary research interest.

    Tuition Fee

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    • International

      6369 USD/year
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      Based on the tuition of 6369 USD per year during 12 months.
    • National

      6369 USD/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the tuition of 6369 USD per year during 12 months.

    The tuition fee may vary depending on the location of your study program.

    Living costs for Pullman

    904 - 1507 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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