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Special Education, M.Sc.

  • Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
, NY,
The 30-credit M.S. in Special Education at the Long Island University (LIU) will prepare you to create effective learning environments for students who face a variety of challenges, including intellectual disabilities, emotional disturbances, and learning disabilities. These areas of specialization are incorporated into one comprehensive program that covers grades 1 to 6.

About

Teaching students with special needs in elementary school requires dedication and knowledge. At the M.S. in Special Education at the Long Island University (LIU) you will study classroom management and the diagnosis and correction of learning disabilities. 

You will learn how to facilitate inclusion, a trend toward keeping special education children in regular classes while also providing additional assistance in that setting. Elective courses include the use of technology in special education, understanding the neurologically impaired child, and the assessment and education of children with autism. Supervised student-teaching opportunities will give you real-world experience with this special population.

Accreditation

The M.S.Ed. in Special Education program is accredited by the Teacher Education Accreditation Council, signifying the program of study meets the highest standards of quality in preparing competent, caring and qualified professional educators who will teach and lead in public and private schools.

Programme Structure

Courses Included:

  • Introduction to the Study of the Exceptional Child & Adolescent 
  •  Literacy for Students with Disabilities:Birth-Grade  
  • Assessment and Diagnosis of Students with Disabilities  
  • Curriculum-based Assessment and 
  • Instruction of Students with Mild Disabilities

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    We have rolling admissions. This means that you can apply up until the beginning of the semester. 

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Credits
    30 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Application for Admission.
  • Application fee (non-refundable). 
  • Official copies of your undergraduate and/or graduate transcripts from any college(s) or universities you have attended.
  • Applicants must have achieved at least a 2.5 overall and 2.75 in major grade point average or equivalent in a bachelor's program.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1225 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1225 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    1225 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1225 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
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Living costs for New York City

  • 1819 - 3970 USD/month
    Living Costs

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