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Admissions at a Glance

Entrance Semesters
Fall, spring, summer.
Merit Deadline
February 1
Application Deadlines

Summer 2020 Merit Deadline: February 1
Summer 2020 Priority Deadline: March 6
Summer 2020 Final Deadline: April 3
Summer 2020 Start of Classes: May 11

Fall 2020 Priority Deadline: June 12
Fall 2020 Final Deadline: July 10
Fall 2020 Start of Classes: August 24

Required Materials
Statement of Purpose
Transcripts
2 Letters of Recommendation
Resume
Praxis Core scores (Passing scores are 156 for Reading, 162 for Writing, and 150 for Math).

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Sample Programs of Study

  • One Year / Three Semesters

    Fall

    EDU 645: Learning Disabilities I
    EDU 671: Foundations of Reading: Diagnosis and Remediation
    EDU 605: Psycho-educational Assessment for Learning Disabilities
    EDU 654: Methods of Managing Pupils with Behavior Disorders
    EDU 792: In Service Training Project (1 credit)

     

    Spring

    EDU 645: Learning Disabilities I
    EDU 671: Foundations of Reading: Diagnosis and Remediation
    EDU 605: Psycho-educational Assessment for Learning Disabilities
    EDU 654: Methods of Managing Pupils with Behavior Disorders
    EDU 792: In Service Training Project (1 credit)

     

    Summer

    EDU 643: Foundations of Special Education for Exceptional Children
    EDU 620: Theories of Educational Psychology and Human Development
  • Two Years / Five Semesters

    Fall

    EDU 645: Learning Disabilities I
    EDU 671: Foundations of Reading: Diagnosis and Remediation
     

    Spring

    EDU 646: Learning Disabilities II
    EDU 606: Theories & Methods in Diagnostic and Prescriptive Math
     
    Summer
    EDU 643: Foundations of Special Education for Exceptional Children
    EDU 620: Theories of Educational Psychology and Human Development
     

    Fall

    EDU 605: Psycho-educational Assessment for Learning Disabilities
    EDU 654: Methods of Managing Pupils with Behavior Disorders
    EDU 792: In Service Training Project (1 credit)
     

    Spring

    EDU 607: Research Seminar in Special Education: Learning Disabilities
    EDU 644: Language Development and Remediation
    EDU 792: In Service Training Project (1 credit)