Special Education: Learning Disabilities (MA)
Admission to the Program
In addition to meeting the minimum university requirements for graduate study, applicants must earn a satisfactory score on Praxis CORE set by the District of Columbia.
- 36 credit hours of approved graduate work
- Option to waive credit hours: Students who are fulltime classroom teachers may be permitted to waive 6 credit hours of internship (EDU-792) without replacement. The waiving of credit hours and the specific number of credit hours to be waived are determined and approved by the program director upon admission to the program
- Comprehensive examination
- Completion of Praxis II Exam prior to graduation
- EDU-605 Methods of Psychoeducational Assessment for Learning Disabilities and Emotional Disturbance (3) (3)
- EDU-606 Theories and Methods in Diagnostic and Prescriptive Mathematics (3) (3)
- EDU-607 Learning and the Brain (3) (3)
- EDU-620 Theories of Educational Psychology and Human Development (3) (3) (or an elective approved by the student's advisor)
- EDU-643 Foundations of Special Education for Exceptional Children (3) (3)
- EDU-665 Overview of All Exceptionalities: The Arts in Special Education (3) (3)
- EDU-644 Language Development and Remediation (3) (3)
- EDU-645 Learning Disabilities I (3) (3)
- EDU-646 Learning Disabilities II (3) (3)
- EDU-654 Methods of Managing Students with Behavior Disorders (3) (3)
- EDU-671 Foundations of Reading: Diagnosis and Remediation (3) (3)
- EDU-792 In-Service Training Project: Internship in Education (1-9) (1-9) (6 credit hours required)
Combined Bachelor's Degree and Special Education: Learning Disabilities (MA)
American University offers students the opportunity to earn both undergraduate and graduate degrees through its combined bachelor's/master's programs. See Combined Bachelor's and Master's Degrees for more information.
In addition to meeting the minimum university requirements for combined bachelor's/master's programs:
- Applicants must have a grade point average of 3.00 or higher in major and minor courses.