B.A. On Campus

Special Education

Northern Kentucky University

48 months
19872 USD/year
19872 USD/year
9912 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Special Education program is offered by the Northern Kentucky University. Special education teachers have the opportunity to have a positive, lasting impact on the lives of children and youth with disabilities.  


The Special Education program at Northern Kentucky University prepares students interested in teaching children with mild disabilities; including children with learning disabilities, mild intellectual disabilities, emotional-behavioral disabilities, and orthopedic impairments.  


Careers in special education can involve a variety of roles, including teaching in self-contained settings, teaching resource classes, co-teaching with general education teachers, supporting general education teachers through consultation, and/or some combination of these roles. Special education certification covers primary through Grade 12, and special educators are likely to teach and support students in a variety of subjects. Students majoring in special education are required to double major with either elementary, middle grades, or secondary education. 


Our NKU Teacher Education programs are accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation.

Programme Structure

Courses Included:

  • Mathematics for Elem. and MG Teaches
  • Characteristics of Learning Disabilities
  • Char. of Emotional & Behavioral Disorders
  • Mental and Orthopedic Disabilities
  • Work. w/ Families of Students w/ Disabilities
  • Secondary Special Education Programs
  • App. Beh. Analysis Students w/ Disabilities
  • Assess. of Learning and Behavior Disorders
  • Special Education Methods and Materials
  • Special Education Field Experience

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
  • National students deadline for fall: 15 September


120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • All undergraduate students can complete NKU's Online Application to begin the process of applying to NKU. 
  • $40 application fee
  • Submit passport photocopy
  • Official Transcripts
  • Proof of English Fluency

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    19872 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9936 USD per semester during 48 months.
  • National

    19872 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9936 USD per semester during 48 months.
  • In-State

    9912 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4956 USD per semester during 48 months.

Living costs for Highland Heights

900 - 1400 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.

Due for update

Updated over a year ago

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