Exceptional students need exceptional teachers
It takes a special person to want to help kids with special needs gain the opportunities they deserve in life. In this program, you can expect to feel fulfilled during educational coursework and real-life experiences. Choose from one of three distinct majors: early childhood special and general education, elementary/middle special and general education, and cross categorical special education.
The Special Education program of Concordia University Wisconsin has a strong liberal arts foundation with a Christian emphasis. Education coursework and fieldwork experiences begin freshman year. It offers a public education track, a Lutheran teacher diploma track for students wishing to pursue education as an LCMS church work professional, and a Christian teacher certification track for students wishing to pursue education in another Christian school setting. This program may be pursued as a special education major only, leading to K-12 certification in Cross Categorical Special Education or as a dual major combining special education and general education. Dual majors are available at the Early Childhood and Elementary/Middle School levels. The Special Education program is accredited and approved by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction. Job openings in this field are plentiful, as this is a high-need certification area nationally.
What to expect
In addition to coursework, you’ll experience firsthand the blessing and challenge of working with special needs children in an actual, real-world setting. You’ll be grounded in a deep understanding of child and adolescent development in mind, body, and spirit, as well as the range of exceptionalities. You’ll work to master content knowledge in addition to a wide range of instructional strategies and learner accommodations. You’ll develop skills in classroom management, curricular design and assessment, and engagement and collaboration with other educators and school stakeholders.
- Special Education Teacher
- Classroom Assistant
Get more detailsVisit official programme website
- Nature of Exceptional Child
- Ed Psych-Adolescent
- Profession & Ethics Teaching
- Student Teaching Seminar
- General Clinical Experience
- Special Education Clinical Experience
- 48 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before , International
- Apply before , International
Plan to apply 3-4 months prior to your intended start date.
DisciplinesSpecial Education View 457 other Masters in Special Education in United States
- Graduation from the equivalent of US high school
- GPA equivalency of a 2.5 on a 4.0 scale
- Proof of English language proficiency with minimum scores of 61 TOEFL, 6 IELTS or 55 PTE (students without these scores can still apply for conditional admission)
- ACT or SAT is not required for admission, but a result will increase scholarship options
International30060 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 30060 USD per year during 48 months.
National30060 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 30060 USD per year during 48 months.
Living costs for Mequon
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.
Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.
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