The Master of Arts in Special Education program at Assumption College primarily prepares students for a career as teacher of students with mild to moderate disabilities. The competency-based program is founded upon the principles of effective instruction and the philosophy of inclusive education. The courses that comprise the program emphasize connections among theory, research and practice to build students' awareness of how to maximize the development of each child in a variety of settings. Accordingly, students in the program develop a repertoire of instructional, diagnostic, consultative, and collaborative skills and strategies critical to the role. They also develop an understanding of the full continuum of services available to individuals with exceptionalities. For students who seek initial or professional teacher licensure, a field-based practicum complements their progress through the program, providing the means by which they establish their competence as teachers of students with mild to moderate disabilities. The program is state-approved, leading to eligibility for Massachusetts Provisional Certificate with Advanced Standing and/or the Standard Certificate as Teacher of Students with Special Needs.
International Student Requirements:
TOEFL Scores: A minimum TOEFL score of 540 (paper based test) or 200 (computer based test) is required. As an alternative, a minimum IELTS score of 6.0 is required.
Facts & Figures
# of Credits Required: 30
Average Cost per Credit (Graduate): 543 USD
In State Tuition (per year): 0 USD
Classification: Master's College or University I
Loans Offered: Loans may be available to credit bearing classes. Applicants may apply by completing the Federal Application for Free Financial Aid (FAFSA).
Locale: Midsize City
Size & Settings: 0-999