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Special Education - Elementary Education

Purdue University

48 months
31104 USD/year
28794 USD/year
9992 USD/year
Tuition fee
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A degree in special education enables you to meet the unique needs of individuals with disabilities. The Special Education - Elementary Education programme is offered at the Purdue University.


Special education majors are eligible for dual licensure in the areas of special education: mild intervention and elementary education, which enables them to serve children who experience mild emotional, learning, or intellectual disabilities, as well as intense intervention in kindergarten through grade 6. In addition, graduates are eligible to teach elementary general education students at the kindergarten through grade 6 levels and are considered highly qualified in both special education and elementary education.

This dual program enables graduates to have teaching options in both general and special education classrooms - opening up more teaching opportunities.

During this program, you will learn to develop Individualized Education Programs (IEPs), use assistive technology and develop instructional material and environmental modifications - all essential elements when teaching individuals with diverse needs.

Students who successfully complete all requirements of a teacher preparation program that is accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) and the Indiana Department of Education are eligible for licensure in the state of Indiana. Purdue has interstate licensing agreements with the other 49 U.S. states which means graduates will be able to teach in Indiana and any other state in the country.

The Special Education - Elementary Education programme is offered at the Purdue University.


  • Teacher
  • Educational Interventionist
  • Community Family Services Coordinator
  • School Curriculum Coordinator
  • Graduate or Professional School

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Teaching Literacy In K-2
  • Teaching Literacy In 3-6
  • Teaching Social Studies In K-2
  • Teaching Social Studies In 3-6
  • Literacy Teaching And Assessment In K-6
  • Teaching Mathematics In K-2
  • Teaching Mathematics In Grades 3-6

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
  • If you're applying to begin in the spring or summer term, submit application as early as possible prior to the start of the term.


120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Apply Online: $60 Application Fee
  • Secondary School Grades
  • Official SAT or ACT Score: SAT or ACT scores with writing is strongly encouraged for international citizens. 
  • Proof of English Proficiency
  • Letter of Recommendation: Though not required, a letter of recommendation is strongly encouraged, especially for students eligible to be considered for scholarships, for the Honors College or for those who are applying to highly competitive programs.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    31104 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 31104 USD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    28794 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 28794 USD per year during 48 months.
  • In-State

    9992 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9992 USD per year during 48 months.

Living costs for West Lafayette

1096 - 1774 USD /month
Living costs

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.

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