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Special Education, Special Education Studies

Seattle Pacific University

48 months
46728 USD/year
46728 USD/year
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The purpose of the Special Education, Special Education Studies at Seattle Pacific University is to prepare you to work with individuals with disabilities outside the classroom setting.


This Special Education, Special Education Studies track is designed for students who want to pursue the following three interest areas:

  • Work with state, local, or nonprofit agencies that serve individuals with disabilities. This includes direct-service providers and advocacy groups.

  • Work with individuals and families with disabilities in faith-based or church settings.

  • Pursuit of advanced degrees in Special Education or related fields (e.g., a career as a researcher in special education, a speech therapist, an occupational therapist, or a physical therapist).


Seattle Pacific University is preparing students for service and leadership by fostering holistic growth through rigorous academic study, character formation, and vocational preparation that establishes a foundation for a thriving, faithful, and meaningful life.


SPU is fully accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Exceptionality in the Classrm

  • Gen Psych:lndividual in Growth

  • Lifespan Developmental Psych

  • Individual Education Programs

  • Severe Disabilities

  • Tching Studnts w Emot&Behv Dis

  • Special Education Assessment

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 alternative credits

Quarter credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A completed SPU Application or the Common Application.
  • $50 application fee
  • Essays. You’ll submit this with your application. This is where we get to meet you! Have fun and be authentic.
  • Test scores. We accept both the ACT and the SAT. We recommend taking both tests, and then retaking the one where you scored the highest. To be official, the test agency needs to send us scores (this can take two to four weeks) or be listed on your official high school transcript.
  • Official high school transcript. Your high school counselor can mail an official transcript in a sealed envelope to our office. You can forward a sealed envelope to us as well, as long as you receive it from your high school.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    46728 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 46728 USD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    46728 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 46728 USD per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Seattle

1480 - 2580 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.

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Updated over a year ago

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