The Department of Special Education offers program plans leading to a Master of Science degree. The student's program of study may be designed to emphasize education of the developmentally disabled, the specific learning disabled, the emotionally/behaviorally disordered, the mildly handicapped (master consultingteacher), or the gifted and talented. An early childhood/special needs licensure is also available in a joint program with the Department of Child and Family Studies. An introductory course on the education of exceptional children is required for admission to this program.
Degrees and Plans Offered Master of Science: Special Education, Plan A (Thesis) 30 credits. Master of Science: Special Education, Plan B (One Starred Paper) 33 credits. Certificate Program: Students who complete the program will receive a certificate.
Council for Exceptional Children (CFEC).
International Student Requirements:
In addition to submitting an application, application fee, GRE/GMAT scores if required by program, and 3 letters of recommendation, international students must also submit scores from a language admission exam and financial documentation stating that the student can cover the cost of graduate study. Qualifying language admission exams and required scores are as follows:
TOEFL: 550 on the paper exam or 79 on the iBT with no subscore under 17;
Michigan Placement Test: 80;
Facts & Figures
Financial Aid: Yes
International Financial Aid: Yes
# of Credits Required: 30-33
Average Cost per Credit (Graduate): 344.74 resident/538.86 non-resident USD
In State Tuition (per year): 9170 USD
Out State Tuition (per year): 13829 USD
Classification: Master's College or University I
Locale: Small City
Size & Settings: 10,000-19,999