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    Jun 10, 2023  
American University Catalog 2022-2023 
American University Catalog 2022-2023

Special Education: Learning Disabilities (MA)

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Offered by the School of Education .

Admission to the Program

Students must meet the minimum university requirements for graduate study.

Degree Requirements

  • 32 credit hours of approved graduate work
  • Completion of Praxis Core or equivalency exam set by the District of Columbia, preferably by end of first semester in program; consult program office for exam information
  • Completion of Praxis Content Knowledge Exam prior to graduation

Course Requirements

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 Admission to a Combined Bachelor’s / Master’s Program  and 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
  • Students seeking the combined BA/MA option must complete both degrees on-campus

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