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Special Education Generalist

Montana State University Billings

24 months
12010 USD/year
12010 USD/year
6530 USD/year
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This Special Education Generalist program from Montana State University Billings is designed for individuals with teaching degrees who have had no undergraduate training in special education and who wish to pursue an endorsement in special education while also earning a master’s degree. 

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Reasons to Choose Montana State University Billings for this Special Education Generalist Degree

  • Graduates are in demand
  • Opportunity to earn an endorsement in special education as well as a master’s degree in education
  • Affordable tuition
  • Flexible course delivery methods including online and evening classes
  • College of Education is CAEP accredited

Careers: What can you do with a degree in Special Education—Generalist Option?

Individuals receiving this degree are prepared to teach special education, advance toward administrative positions, do research in the field, or prepare for a doctoral degree.According to career outcomes surveys for MSU Billings Special Education Generalist master’s graduates, 93% are employed in their field within 9 months of graduation, and recent graduates report an average salary of $46,000.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Research Design and Interpretation
  • Research in Special Programs
  • Advanced Human Development and Learning
  • Aspects of Reading Difficulties
  • Assessment of Students with Disabilities
  • Multi-tiered Systems of Support 

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 24 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines

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National: MSU Billings has rolling admission, this means prospective students may apply at any time.



Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®
145 (verbal)
145 (quantitative)

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Undergraduate GPA of at least 3.0
  • Applicants with a lower GPA may be provisionally admitted but are required to take the GRE within the first semester.  Scores of 145 verbal, 145 quantitative, and 3.5 writing are expected.  Applicants that already have a Master's degree from an accredited institution are not required to meet the GRE requirement.
  • Graduate GPA (if applicable) of at least 3.0
  • Current resume or CV
  • Statement of purpose describing the applicant's professional goals and the purpose of pursuing the degree program.  One page maximum in a narrative format, not bulleted
  • Two academic or professional letters of recommendation.  Recommendations from those who have a personal relationship with the applicant (such as family members, friends, doctors, or clergy) are not accepted.
  • Criminal background report submitted to the College of Education Licensure Officer

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    12010 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 12010 USD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    12010 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 12010 USD per year during 24 months.
  • In-State

    6530 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6530 USD per year during 24 months.


The annual Graduate Studies Endowment Scholarships in honor of Drs. C. Robert Waterman, Helen Wilson and Robert McRae will be awarded in the spring. Outstanding graduate students will receive $1,000 each for the academic year as Waterman, Wilson and McRae Scholars. Need or current financial aid will not be considered in making these awards.

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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