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Where can I find information about taking the Praxis CORE Exam?

Students are required to submit passing scores on the Praxis CORE exam with their application to the program. Find information about test dates, locations, and preparation at

What are graduates from the Special Education: Learning Disabilities program doing now?

Our graduates go on to work in many different settings related to the special education field, including:
* Public schools
* Private schools
* Independent schools
* Clinics
* Treatment centers
* Government
* Research institutions

They are working in a number of capacities, including:
* Classroom teachers
* Learning specialists
* Professors
* Adult educators
* Bilingual teachers
* Tutors
* Researchers
* Program heads
* Policy makers
* Arts coordinators
* Curriculum specialists
* Educational game designers

How much does the program cost and is financial aid available?
Click here to view official University tuition rates.

Students interested in financial aid should apply through American University's financial aid office. There is a limited number of merit awards awarded each year. Please note that although our program has a rolling admission policy, the deadline to be considered for a merit award is February 1. Applications completed by February 1 will automatically be considered for a merit award.

When are classes held?
Most classes are held Monday-Thursday from 5:30-8:00 pm on the campus of The Lab School of Washington.

What is the average number of students in the classes?
Most classes have between 10 and 20 students.

What are the requirements for graduation?
  • Passing scores on the Praxis II
  • Passing scores on the PLT
  • Completed Portfolio
  • Successful completion of the transcript review. Undergraduate transcripts are reviewed upon admission and if additional coursework needs to be taken, it can be done while enrolled in the program.