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Special Education, Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #62 (ARWU) Nashville, TN, United States
The undergraduate program in Special Education offered by Vanderbilt University  prepares students to work with persons with disabilities and leads to teacher licensure. Students pursue an interdisciplinary major in exceptional learning with emphasis in one of three specialty areas: High Incidence Disabilities, Multiple and Severe Disabilities, or Visual Disabilities.
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Overview

Key facts:

  • The Special Education major offered by Vanderbilt University can be combined with other majors in Cognitive Studies, Child Studies, Child Development, Human and Organizational Development, or Arts and Science. The program is field-oriented and problem-centered, with most professional courses requiring direct involvement with individuals with disabilities. Beginning first semester of freshman year, students observe and work in a variety of community and educational settings.
  • The Department of Special Education at Peabody has a rich tradition of excellence in teacher education and is routinely ranked as the top special education program in the country. A rigorous four-year program combining theory and extensive field experience prepares students to become highly skilled teachers of persons with disabilities. Special education graduates work in a variety of settings, including, resource rooms, inclusion classrooms, itinerant positions, residential facilities, and community agencies. Students are highly successful at job placement and acceptance to post-graduate schools.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Persistent Academic and Behavior Disabilities
  • Managing Academic and Social Behavio
  • Procedures for Transition to Adult Life
  • Braille Reading and Writing

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    100

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  • Minimum required score:

    7

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  • Minimum required score:

    70

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General Requirements

  • All required parts of the Coalition Application, Common Application, or QuestBridge Application
  • $50 nonrefundable application fee, or fee waiver for qualified students
  • Official high school transcript
  • Counselor letter of recommendation
  • Two academic teacher recommendations
  • Optional for students applying for fall 2021 entry:  SAT or ACT scores 
  • Official results of the TOEFL, TOEFL Special Home Edition, IELTS, PTE Academic, or Duolingo English Test if applicable
  • A completed College Scholarship Service (CSS) Profile, if applicable

Tuition Fee

  • International

    52780 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 52780 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    52780 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 52780 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Nashville

  • 1183 - 2200 USD/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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