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Special Education, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
Greenwood, AR, United States
The special education program is built on a foundation of specialized content courses, addressing the competencies for teaching students with mild to moderate disabilities.

Overview

These courses provide the needed background for multicategorical certification.

All teacher education programs at Lander University are guided by Lander’s conceptual framework for teacher education. The framework is built on the conceptual model of the “Professional Educator” as one who demonstrates these Learner Outcomes: 

The Professional Educator

  • integrates content knowledge and skills of scholarly inquiry to teach all students;
  • plans, provides, and assesses learning experiences that are supported by research, knowledge of best practice and professional standards;
  • communicates and collaborates with diverse populations (students, educators, families and community members) exhibiting professional behaviors and dispositions; and
  • engages in reflection and professional development to foster student learning and inform instructional decisions.

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:
  • Speech Fundamentals
  • Education 
  • Special Education
  • Humanities and Fine Arts
  • Approved Foreign Language
  • Approved General Education Electives
  • Additional Electives

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    5

    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:

    80

    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. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

    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. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.75

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.75 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

Admission requirements:
  • Online application
  • Submit your official high school transcript
  • Submit your official SAT or ACT scores
  • Recommendations are encouraged, but not required
  • Lander University does accept Advanced Placement (AP) (PDF) and International Baccalaureate (IB) (PDF) credit
  • Official GED scores from testing center and GED Certificate (if applicable)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    10150 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10150 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    5350 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5350 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Funding

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