12 months
23411 USD/year
23411 USD/year
6869 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Special Education program offered by the University of Nevada, Las Vegas in the Department of Educational & Clinical Studies is designed to meet the needs of persons who hold a baccalaureate degree and wish to earn a master's degree in special education or early childhood education, with or without licensure.  

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Special Education  students at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas are expected to develop a plan of study that is most relevant to their educational purposes. Students seeking a license to teach should be aware that certification or endorsement requirements might limit their choices. A number of specific focus areas are available and can lead to the following Nevada Department of Education endorsements: Autism, Early Childhood, Early Childhood Special Education, Generalist-Mild Disabilities, Gifted and Talented, Intellectual Disabilities, Teaching English as a Second Language; or other professional areas, such as Applied Behavioral Analysis.

Learning Objectives 

Upon completion of this program, graduates will be able to:

  • Articulate the pros and cons of current issues and trends in Special Education and the field of Autism Spectrum Disorders.
  • Identify and differentiate between science-based and non-science based treatment and instruction for students/individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders.
  • Describe and define general developmental, academic, social, career, and functional characteristics of individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders as they relate to levels of support needed.
  • Identify and differentiate between different placement alternatives for students with Autism Spectrum Disorders, including home-based and school-based programs.
  • Assist students, with the support of parents and other professionals, in planning for transition to adulthood including employment and community and daily life, with maximum opportunities for full participation in community and decision making.

Career Possibilities

  • Licensed teacher
  • Private consultant
  • Education specialist
  • Non-profit organization director or employee
  • State Education Department director or employee

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Applied Behavioral Analysis Track
  • Autism Track
  • Emotional Disturbance Track
  • Generalist – Mild Disabilities Track
  • Gifted and Talented Track 
  • Intellectual Disabilities Track

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


36 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Transcripts  All applicants are required to submit a transcript from each postsecondary institution attended, showing all degrees and coursework, the dates awarded, and grades received. If the institution is outside the U.S., a foreign credential evaluation may be required. 
  • Credentials not in English must be accompanied by an English translation certified as true by a university official, an official representative of a United States embassy or consulate, the United States Information Service, the United States Education Foundation, or an approved professional translating service. Notarized copies of originals or translations are not considered official.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    23411 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 23411 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    23411 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 23411 USD per year during 12 months.
  • In-State

    6869 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6869 USD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Las Vegas

880 - 1430 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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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