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Special Education, Bachelor of Educatio

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #1207 (BCR) Cleveland, OH, United States
The specialization in Mild/Moderate Special Education prepares intervention specialists to develop, implement, and evaluate individualized programs for children and adolescents ages 5 through 21 who have special academic and social adjustment needs.
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Overview

These individuals are typically identified as having a specific learning disability, mild/moderate mental retardation, or mild/moderate behavioral disorders. At Cleveland State University, students who are working to earn intervention specialist licensure demonstrate diagnostic skills and competencies in the assessment of learners’ academic and social needs. These skills are applied in the development and delivery of instruction in regular and special education classrooms.

Beginning with their initial professional education class, students create and continue to develop professional portfolios. These are used to assess student progress and to demonstrate professional development, eventually becoming a showcase for a student’s teaching competence.

Having met current curriculum guidelines set by the Council for Exceptional Children, the Special Education Program is accredited by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education
and approved by the Ohio Department of Education.

For 2004-05, the College of Education and Human Services reports a 99 percent passage rate on the national Praxis II qualifying teacher licensure exam for special education. For the same time period, corresponding passage rates on Praxis II Principles of Teaching and Learning Tests for all students in the College ranged from 90 to 100 percent. Moreover, during their initial two years of employment, all program graduates passed the Praxis III Classroom Performance Assessment needed to advance from a two-year provisional to a five-year professional teaching license as a Mild/Moderate Intervention Specialist.

Accreditation

Cleveland State University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission, a commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to University Life
  • College Writing I
  • Math for Elementary and Middle School Teachers I
  • Western Civilization
  • Non-Western Requirement 

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6

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  • Minimum required score:

    78

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

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General Requirements

The following admission requirements apply to students who have not completed any college-level course work after completing secondary school.

  • Cumulative secondary school GPA equivalent to a 2.3 on the US grading scale for most programs. The College of Engineering requires a 2.7 and the College of Education and Human Services requires a 2.5.
  • Proof of English proficiency.
  • Students applying to the Honors College, student athletes who must comply with NCAA eligibility requirements, and those who have attended a US high school or secondary school in another country that follows the US high school curriculum must submit ACT or SAT scores. These students must submit a minimum ACT score of 16, or a minimum old SAT score of 770 (before March 1, 2016), or a minimum new SAT score of 860 (after March 1, 2016). The Honors College has higher requirements, please see the Honors College website for more information.
  • Admission to Major: Must be admitted to the College of Education and Human Services (requires 2.50 cumulative grade-point average). Must also be accepted into a College of Education and Human Services program. This requires 2.50 cumulative grade-point average, grade of C or better on college-level English composition course, grade of C or better on college-level math course, an intake interview, and verification of good moral character.

    Tuition Fee

    • International

      604 USD/credit
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 604 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
    • National

      570 USD/credit
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 570 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
    • In-State

      401 USD/credit
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 401 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
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    Living costs for Cleveland

    • 980 - 1620 USD/month
      Living Costs

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