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Special Education, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Newport, RI, United States
The special education program at Salve Regina University  – which can only be taken as a double major with elementary education – prepares majors to work with students impacted by mild and moderate special needs.


Our practice-based elementary education curriculum at Salve Regina University delivers diverse content knowledge designed to ready students to apply for Rhode Island teacher certification in grades 1-6. Rigorous coursework espouses a general, liberal and humanistic education while emphasizing foundational studies, specialized methods and a program of expanding field experience – all of which culminates with required student teaching in one of our many partnering elementary schools.

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

  • Introduction to the Characteristics of Students With Exceptionalities 
  • Language Development and Communication Problems of Children 
  • Principles and Procedures for Behavior and Classroom Management 
  • Curriculum, Methodology and Assessment for Students With Mild/Moderate Disabilities in the Early Grades
  • Curriculum, Methodology and Assessment for Students With Mild/Moderate Disabilities 
  • Assessment Procedures for Children With Disabilities 
  • Collaboration: Home, School and Community 

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    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:


    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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    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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General Requirements

Application Requirements:
  • Common Application.
  • $65 application fee
  • Official secondary school transcripts (transfer students need to also submit university transcripts)
  • Letter of recommendation
  • Official TOEFL, IELTS or PTE Academic scores

Tuition Fee

  • International

    72380 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 36190 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    40750 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 20375 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Newport

  • 1000 - 1500 USD/month
    Living Costs

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