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Special Education, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
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Overview

The Special Education program at Indiana University South Bend is designed to prepare teacher education candidates to work with students with special needs who participate in the general education setting and/or special education setting. The program emphasizes the knowledge, dispositions, and skills required of special education teachers, and incorporates the performance standards of the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC).

Elementary education and secondary education teacher candidates can simultaneously work toward special education licensure in developmental levels (K-6; 5-12 grades) by completing a series of courses in mild interventions.

The special education degree program has several distinct elements:

  • A recommended sequence of general-education courses
  • A professional education component
  • Student teaching and other practicum experiences
  • A concentration component

Special education teacher candidates who complete the mild interventions license should be well prepared to work with a variety of students with special needs.

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Special Education Concentration

  • Pearson CASA Core Content Exams :: Special Education Exceptional Needs
  • Special education students will be required to take the state approved examination. See your advisor before registering for a PRAXIS or Pearson examination.
  • Indiana License Types and Coverage
  • IU South Bend’s Teacher Education Program at both the graduate and undergraduate levels was developed to meet the license framework adopted by the state. 
  • The new framework established requirements not in terms of courses to be taken, but rather in terms of the standards that degree program graduates are expected to meet.

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    71

    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.

  • Minimum required score:

    6

    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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General Requirements

In general, we recommend that students complete college preparatory coursework that includes:

  • Eight semesters of English or the language of instruction
  • Six to eight semesters of mathematics
  • Six to eight semesters of natural sciences (biology, chemistry, physics)
  • Six semesters of social science (economics, government, history, psychology, or sociology)
  • Eight semesters of foreign language, fine arts, computer science, or technical skills
  • Two semesters of health, physical education, or safety

Tuition Fee

  • International

    19346 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9673 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    19346 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9673 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    6894 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3447 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for South Bend

  • 885 - 1440 USD/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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