• Application Deadline
  • 60 months
  • English


Whether you're entering college straight out of high school or you've been working in the "real world" and always wanted to teach, you can add Southern New Hampshire University Master of Arts in Teaching Elementary Education to the BA in Elementary Education - Special Education degree, taking your preparation for teaching that much further and making you that much more marketable. With so much hands-on experience, the five-year MAT program helps prepare you for the competitive teaching field by providing more breadth of experience and knowledge in the field.

See Yourself Succeed with an Elementary Education Degree and Special Education Certification

Throughout this program, you'll gain comprehensive knowledge of instructional theory and practice and general special education. You'll also examine traditional and innovative research-based approaches to teaching a diverse population of students. This program of study will lead to endorsements in elementary and special education in New Hampshire.

Graduates of this program are highly marketable candidates for both elementary education (K-6) and special education (K-12) teaching positions.

As a private, nonprofit university, SNHU has one mission - to help you see yourself succeed.

Internships & Outcomes

With SNHU's combined BA in education with special education certification, you'll be prepared for a number of career opportunities in various classroom and other settings. Although competitive, the outlook for education jobs in the years ahead looks promising for graduates:

    Many veteran teachers approaching retirement will drive demand for new teachers over the next decade, and
    Parents will continue to seek quality programs for their children.

This program is approved by the New Hampshire State Department of Education for Teacher Certification as leading to an initial teacher's license or endorsements in New Hampshire. Southern New Hampshire University cannot guarantee licensure, certification, endorsement, or salary benefits.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    National - Early action plan: Nov. 15 (for the fall), and get an admission decision by Dec. 15

    International - Final Check-in Date: August 29

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 60 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Courses include:

- Child Development

- Math for Elementary Education

- Child Development

- Foundations of Education

- Developing Mathematical Thinking

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • 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.

    Schedule IELTS
  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

Academic Requirements

Freshman Application Guidelines

As we look at your application, our first consideration is your academic background. We also look for well-rounded students who have a variety of interests and have been involved in school and/or community activities.

Most candidates admitted to SNHU have completed 16 college-prep courses, including:

Four years of English

Three or more years of mathematics

Two or more years of science

Two or more years of social science

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    30756 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 30756 USD per year and a duration of 60 months.
  • National Applies to you

    30756 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 30756 USD per year and a duration of 60 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

Living costs for Manchester

  • 990 - 1790 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


SNHU is one of the most affordable private, nonprofit universities in New Hampshire, and students who qualify could receive up to $20,000 in grants and scholarships. This scholarship amount is only for students who do not need a visa to study in the U.S.

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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Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS, StudyPortals offers you the chance to receive up to £10000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.