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Education - Special Education, Bachelor

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    Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Spokane, WA, United States
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Candidates who earn the Bachelor of Education degree with a major in Special Education are prepared to work with individuals having mild to severe disabilities, such as learning disabilities, pervasive developmental disabilities, and behavior disorders.

The major focuses on skills needed to function in a resource room, a self-contained classroom, or an inclusionary model. The Department of Special Education also individualizes for candidates who plan to work outside the school setting. Two teaching endorsements for the State of Washington can be earned through completion of the B.Ed.

The first endorsement is in Special Education that permits teaching special needs students preschool through twelfth grade. The second endorsement is in Early Childhood Special Education and permits teaching special needs student’s birth through third grade.

Many candidates also choose to complete an endorsement in Elementary Education that permits teaching regular education students kindergarten through eighth grade. In doing so, the candidate must meet the mandated certification requirements.

All students majoring or minoring in special education who wish to become endorsed to teach special education in the State of Washington must complete:

  •  The coursework.
  • The Special Education in-school practica (EDSE 306 and EDSE 406).
  •  Application for and acceptance into Teacher Certification.
  • Student teaching in a special education classroom.
  • State of Washington certification requirements.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses Include:

  • Special Education Professional Skills Bar
  • Psychology of Children with Exceptionalities
  • Special Education In-School Experience
  • Special Education Application: Children
  • Applied Behavior Analysis
  • Special Education Policies and Procedures
  • Special Education Application: Adult
  • Precision Teaching
  • Assessment: Special Education
  • Direct Instruction: Reading
  • Direct Instruction: Mathematics
  • Classroom Management

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    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:


    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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  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3.2

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3.2 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

  • English: 4 years
  • Mathematics: 3-4 years (including algebra I, geometry, algebra II / trigonometry)
  • History or Social Studies: 3 years
  • Foreign Language: 2-3 years of the same language; world languages preferred, American Sign Language accepted
  • Science: 3-4 years (natural or physical laboratory science)
    An admission interview is highly encouraged if a student has:
    • An unweighted GPA at or below 3.2
    • An SAT combined score for Critical Reading and Math at or below 1070
    • An ACT composite score at or below 23

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1350 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1350 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    1350 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1350 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Spokane

  • 880 - 1260 USD/month
    Living Costs

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