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Special Education - Learning and Behavior Disorders, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
Murray, KY, United States
Special Education - Learning and Behavior Disorders from Murray State University introduces students to special education and explains them how a teacher can make a powerful impact in the education of a special needs child. 
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Overview

Teachers from Special Education - Learning and Behavior Disorders from Murray State University may work one-on-one with students with learning disabilities or teach a classroom of students with intellectual disabilities or developmental delays. 

As a special education teacher, you may work with students with specific learning disabilities, speech or language impairments, or a multitude of other health or mental impairments.

Careers

The number of special education teachers is expected to increase by 17 percent from 2008 to 2018, which is faster than the average for all occupations. Although student enrollments in general are expected to grow more slowly than in the past, continued increases in the number of special education students needing services will generate a greater need for special education teachers.

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Art Materials and Techniques for the Classroom 
  • Elementary Social Studies Methods 
  • Elementary Science Methods 
  • Teaching Elementary Mathematics in Grades K-2 
  • Teaching and Learning Math in Elementary School Grades 3-5 
  • Clinical Experiences for Elementary School Teachers 
  • Mathematics for Middle and Elementary Teachers
  • Literacy Development in the Elementary School
  • Content Area Literacy for Students with Disabilities

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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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2

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

  • List of Senior Year Courses (if currently in high school)
  • Official copy of standardized ACT test score 
  • Official College Transcript (if taking college classes while in high school)
  • You must have received or be receiving a high school diploma or a GED certificate before the term for which you are applying. 
  • Submit an application for admission with a $40 application fee.
  • Transcripts for all years of high school with a minimum GPA of 2.0
  • Certified translations of the documents
  • Proof of Financial Support
  • Copy of Passport for applicant and all dependents
  • English Language Proficiency 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    13920 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13920 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    13920 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13920 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    9168 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9168 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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  • Kentucky, Massac, Posey, Vanderburgh and Warrick, Henry, Montgomery, Obion, Stewart and Weakley Counties - $9,168.00 
  • Tennessee - $9,696.00 

Living costs for Murray

  • 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.

Funding

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