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Special Education, B.S./B.A.

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    Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
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Overview

At Special Education from University of Southern Indiana  efficient practitioners learn these abilities through professional study and by mastering the profession's knowledge base, skills, and dispositions of practice.

Clinical practice provides robust opportunities to develop practitioners through expertly mentored experiences in the field and through pedagogically designed practical experiences. A clinically based approach gives teacher candidates the opportunity to integrate theory into practice, to develop and test classroom management and pedagogical skills, to hone their use of evidence in making professional decisions about practice, and to understand and integrate the standards of their professional community.

Graduates with Special Education from University of Southern Indiana will be able to:

  • design and implement learning experiences demonstrating an understanding of how learners grow and develop.
  • enable each learner to meet high standards demonstrating an understanding of individual differences and diverse culture.
  • create learning environments that encourage positive social interaction and active engagement in learning.
  • understand the central concepts, tools of inquiry, and structures of the discipline he/she teaches.
  • create learning experiences that make the discipline accessible and meaningful for learners.
  •  engage learners in critical thinking, creativity, and collaborative problem solving related to real world issues.
  • use multiple methods of assessment to monitor learner progress and to guide instructional decision-making.
  • plan instruction that supports every student in meeting rigorous learning goals drawing upon knowledge of content, curriculum, pedagogy, and knowledge of learners and the community context.
  • use a variety of research-based instructional strategies appropriate for the content and the learner.
  • engage in ongoing professional learning.
  • evaluate and reflect on his/her practice and adapt practice to meet the needs of learners.
  • collaborate with colleagues, parents, and other stakeholders.
  • seek appropriate leadership roles and opportunities.

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Special Needs: Early Childhood Education 
  • Explorations in Elementary Education
  • Explorations in Secondary Education 
  • Management for Students with Exceptional Needs
  • Teaching Reading to Students with Special Needs
  • Legal and Contemporary Issues Related to Exceptional Needs 
  • Assessing Students with Special Needs
  • Exceptional Needs Instructional Strategies 
  • Classroom Management through Data-based Decision Making

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.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.5

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.5 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

  • Complete the online Admissions Application and pay the $40 application fee.For assistance, please view the application tips in English and Spanish. 
  • Submit Official Academic Records from all secondary schools you have attended. Click here to submit your records through our secure online form.
  • Submit Official proof of English Proficiency.
  • Submit either official ACT or SAT scores, if required 
  • If you have taken some time off from school, please submit an explanation of what you have been doing since you graduated from high school until the month you plan to enroll at USI.
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 on a 4 point scale.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    20242 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 20242 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    20242 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 20242 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    8706 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8706 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Evansville

  • 1213 - 2020 USD/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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