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Special Education, Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
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Overview

Nationwide professionals prepared in Special Education are in high demand. The B.S.Ed in Special Education from Eastern Illinois University has two options - Early Childhood option (Birth-3) or Standard Special option (K-12) - and three dual certification programs: Early Childhood Special Education/Early Childhood Education, Special Education(K-12)/Elementary Education(K-9), and Special Education(K-12)/Secondary Education(6-12).

Eastern’s special education programs are designed to provide a dynamic core of information. This core functions as a base of specialization. Individuals completing one of the courses of study in this department provide professional expertise and leadership in the development and implementation of educational programs.

Our Program: Three Key Attributes

  • Ours is a standards-based program.
  • All faculty members have taught in special education and have a minimum five years' experience working with individuals with disabilities in hospitals, agencies or schools.
  • Program candidates complete a minimum of 300 clinical hours prior to student teaching; these hours are spent working with individuals in hospitals, agencies and school systems, and all experiences are supervised and evaluated by special education faculty.

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:

  • Disabilities in the Context of Education and the Life Span
  • Education of Individuals with Exceptional Learning Needs
  • Learning Differences of Individuals with Moderate to Severe Exceptional Learning Needs

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6

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  • Minimum required score:

    61

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  • Minimum required score:

    500

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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

  • Official records (transcripts or mark sheets) beginning with secondary school. A minimum grade point average of a 2.5 on a 4.0 scale is required. All transcripts become property of this University. 
  • English Language Proficiency Requirement
  • A completed International Student Financial Affidavit Form and a bank statement (submitted online via MyEIU account), documenting sufficient funding for the intended program of study.
  • A passport copy is required.
  • Non-refundable application fee of $30.00 U.S. in the form of a check, certified check or money order made payable to Eastern Illinois University, application fee is valid for one year.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    378 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 378 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    378 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 378 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    302 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 302 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Charleston

  • 1100 - 1500 USD/month
    Living Costs

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