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Special Education, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
University rank #561 (QS) Online
The accredited Master of Science in Special Education program equips teaching professionals with the fundamental skills, knowledge and competencies needed to meet the needs of students with disabilities in multiple settings. 



  • Autism Spectrum Disorders

    The number of children diagnosed with Autism or Asperger’s Syndrome has increased drastically over the past decade. Consequently, there is an increasingly high-demand for professionals trained in educating children diagnosed with Autism and Asperger’s Syndrome. The Autism concentration is designed for those who seek additional expertise in this critical field. The concentration’s curriculum provides knowledge and skills for working with these students. Effective teaching methods, interventions, and support will also be emphasized.

  • Collaborative Special Education Law and Process

    Special Education is a dynamic field, continually impacted by legislation, regulation and litigation. This concentration is designed for those interested in enhancing their proficiency in the procedural and substantive rules that guide the development and implementation of an appropriate education for students with disabilities. Leadership skills in areas such as collaboration, special education advocacy, IEP meeting facilitation, collaborative problem solving and dispute resolution will be emphasized.

  • Multisensory Reading Instruction Level I

    It is estimated that up to 20% of school age children experience difficulty with some aspect of literacy. This course sequence gives teachers the necessary skills to provide direct instruction in a multisensory phonetic-based program to students with decoding deficits. With successful completion of the coursework, you'll be eligible for WILSON® Level 1 Certification. The Wilson Reading System® is recognized nationwide and is a highly desirable certification to have in Special Education.

  • Technologies for Special Education

    Best practices in the education of students with disabilities require educational professionals to be proficient with a wide range of technologies. This concentration is designed for those seeking additional expertise in the area of educational technologies and assistive technology that can be used to create accessible learning opportunities and increased outcomes for students with disabilities.

  • Customization

    If you already posses a special education certification or are not interested in obtaining a special education certification, but want to enhance your skills in specific special education topic areas, you may choose to take two of the concentrations (24 credits) and 18 credits of your choosing from the special education certification core in addition to completing the research courses.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Emotional and Behavioral Support of Individuals with Disabilities
  • Teaching Individuals with High Incident Disabilities
  • Teaching Individuals with Low Incident Disabilities
  • Teaching Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Integrating Technology for Learning & Achievement

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    45 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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General Requirements

  • A completed application
  • Official transcripts from all universities or colleges and other post-secondary educational institutions (including trade schools) attended
  • Two professional letters of recommendation
  • Personal essay 

Getting a Student Visa

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Tuition Fee

  • International

    949 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 949 USD per credit and a duration of 36 months.
  • National

    949 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 949 USD per credit and a duration of 36 months.
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